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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Pietro Andrea Ziani: Assalonne punito (2000)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Pietro Andrea Ziani: Assalonne punito (2000)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Pietro Andrea Ziani: Assalonne punito (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 61:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | # STR 33548 | Recorded: 1998

Major share in the pleasure Ziani's oratorio gives, the excellent singer, especially Furio Zanasi, who is David draws sensitively with his velvety soft baritone, and Giampaolo Bassoonto as an agile narrator. At Alan Curtis' sensitive line, they're reaching an er- count density and representational presence, which to breathless listening.

Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins - Giacomo Carissimi: Histoires Sacrées (2005)

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Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins - Giacomo Carissimi: Histoires Sacrées (2005)

Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins - Giacomo Carissimi: Histoires Sacrées (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 74:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC10182 | Recorded: 2004

Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) celebrated his 400th birthday in 2005. Reason enough to pay tribute to this most important composer of the 17th century with a recording of some of his oratorios. Thanks to a very lively live recording of a concert with Jérome Correas and Les Paladins on Pan Classics, we now get to know five of his much admired oratorios.

Brice Sailly, Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly & Julie Roset - Nun danket alle Gott (2020)

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Brice Sailly, Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly & Julie Roset - Nun danket alle Gott (2020)

Brice Sailly, Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly & Julie Roset - Nun danket alle Gott (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:09
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

With its ciaconna bass, Hammerschmidt’s sacred concerto Nun danket alle Gott perfectly exemplifies the programme of this recording devoted to the influences of the Italian Baroque on the works of seventeenth-century Lutheran composers. The vast majority of the repertory gathered here comes once again from the exceptionally rich library assembled at the end of the seventeenth century by Gustav Düben, organist of the German Church in Stockholm. His collection contains the only known copy of a Confitebor tibi Domine by Claudio Monteverdi. Other composers such as Bernhard and Rosenmüller had very close links with Italy and were among those who helped to disseminate Italian practices in the German-speaking lands.

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev - DE PROFUNDIS: Compositions for orchestra and choir (2015) [Re-Up]

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Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev - DE PROFUNDIS: Compositions for orchestra and choir (2015) [Re-Up]

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev - DE PROFUNDIS: Compositions for orchestra and choir (2015)
Moscow Synodal Choir & Soloists; Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Hilarion Alfeyev

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:13:41
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186 486

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev is one of the most widely performed of all living Russian composers. Each of his new compositions constitutes a milestone in contemporary musical history. His ability to imbue his music with profound religious content, to unite diverse cultures and styles, to invent new ways of musical expression while remaining faithful to the centuries-old classical tradition, and to utter most profound themes using a simple and comprehensible musical language, singles him out among present day composers. His most widely performed work, the St Matthew Passion (2006), has received worldwide recognition. Following its premiere in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in March 2007, it has been performed more than seventy times in different countries by the most distinguished soloists, choirs and orchestras. Invariably it receives standing ovations from audiences at each concert. This SACD features five works by Metropolitan Hilarion that were produced over a thirty year period and performed by the excellent Russian National Orchestra.

Stefano Demicheli, Talenti Vulcanici - Nicola Logroscino: Stabat Mater; Concerto per flauto traverso; Cantata (2019)

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Stefano Demicheli, Talenti Vulcanici - Nicola Logroscino: Stabat Mater; Concerto per flauto traverso; Cantata (2019)

Stefano Demicheli, Talenti Vulcanici - Nicola Logroscino: Stabat Mater; Concerto per flauto traverso; Cantata (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (M3U & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 69:12 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| # A455 | Recorded: 2018

Composed 25 years after the celebrated work of the same name by Pergolesi, and for the same forces, the Stabat Mater by Nicola Logroscino (pronounced “Logròscino”) belongs to the long list of compositions born of the Neapolitan school, beginning with the model by Alessandro Scarlatti (1723). Although inspired by its illustrious precedents, this work distinguishes itself in its strong theatrical character, derived from the author’s long experience in opera (especially comic opera), of which he was a leading figure until the mid-eighteenth century.

Christoph Graupner - Das Leiden Jesu, Passion Cantatas IV - Florian Heyerick (2020) {cpo 555 348-2}

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Christoph Graupner - Das Leiden Jesu, Passion Cantatas IV - Florian Heyerick (2020) {cpo 555 348-2}

Christoph Graupner - Das Leiden Jesu, Passion Cantatas IV - Florian Heyerick (2020) {cpo 555 348-2}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2020 Classic Produktion Osnabrück | cpo 555 348-2
Classical / Baroque / Sacred / Period Instruments

The present recording of Christoph Graupner’s Passion Cycle of 1741 concludes on Vol. 4 with the highly expressive cantata for Laetare Sunday GWV 1123-41. Laetare Sunday (‘Joy’ or ‘Refreshment’ Sunday), the fourth Lenten Sunday, actually assumes a certain special positive status with its central focus on God’s action, which alone can rid human beings of their failings. However, Johann Conrad Lichtenberg, the author of the text, had a different view: here the dominant theme is the inequity of the rulers and judges who pronounce on Jesus while he bears everything with patience.

The Sound and the Fury - Pierre de La Rue 1 (2009)

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The Sound and the Fury - Pierre de La Rue 1 (2009)

The Sound and the Fury - Pierre de La Rue 1: Masses (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 56:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF Edition ‎| # ORF-CD 3094 | Recorded: 2009

Pierre de la Rue wurde möglicherweise um 1452 in Doornik/Tournai im heutigen Belgien geboren. Dort arbeitete sein Vater Jehan als Illuminator (Buchmaler), seine Mutter, Gertrude de la Haye, stammte ebenfalls aus Tournai. Im 15. Jahrhundert waren dort beide Familiennamen geläufig. Wir nehmen an, dass Pierres Ausbildung, besonders als Musiker, mit einer Verbindung als Chorsänger an der berühmten Kathedrale der Stadt anfing. Als solcher bekam er dann, wie dort alle Chorsänger, die Tonsur. Wenn so, dann war das die erste entscheidende Situation seines Lebenslaufs, den er letztlich als Diaconus beschließen sollte. Zum Priester wurde de la Rue anscheinend nie geweiht.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 14,3 Gb
Audio: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 5,04 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Latin

On July 16, 1999, the 10th anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan, the Berlin Philharmonic paid tribute to their late maestro, playing within the confines of the imposing Salzburg Cathedral in von Karajans hometown of Salzburg. Among other works, the orchestra performed Mozart's Requiem in D minor, KV 626, featuring soprano Karita Mattila, contralto Sara Mingardo, tenor Michael Schade and bass baritone Bryn Terfel as soloists. Soprano Rachel Harnisch appeared as soloist on the two complementing arias Betrachte dies mein Herz und frage mich and Laudate Dominum.

Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Seaman, Britten Sinfonia - Howells: Cello Concerto; An English Mass (2019)

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Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Seaman, Britten Sinfonia - Howells: Cello Concerto; An English Mass (2019)

Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Seaman, Britten Sinfonia, King's College Choir of Cambridge - Howells: Cello Concerto; An English Mass (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 399 Mb | Total time: 103:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: King’s College, Cambridge ‎| # KGS0032 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

This release is likely to get a good deal of publicity due to its status as the final release of Stephen Cleobury as director of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. However, as president of the Herbert Howells Society, he may not be through with performing the music of this composer just yet. Cleobury deserves kudos for this rather challenging double album; he might easily have compiled a set of favorites of some kind, and enjoyed general acclaim. Instead, he has chosen to go out with a piece of work that makes a deeper connection with tradition. Even though he did not succeed Howells as an organist at Cambridge, he certainly lived and breathed his music, and is as fine an interpreter of it as anyone alive.

Robert Hugo, Capella Regia Musicalis, Magdalena Kožená - Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass; 3 Pastorellas (2009)

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Robert Hugo, Capella Regia Musicalis, Magdalena Kožená - Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass; 3 Pastorellas (2009)

Robert Hugo, Capella Regia Musicalis, Magdalena Kožená - Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass; 3 Pastorellas (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 50:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 477 8365 | Recorded: 1998

Jakub Jan Ryba's Czech Christmas Mass, the composer's most famous work, has a kind of local cultural significance analogous to the importance of Handel's Messiah in English-speaking countries. Ryba, born between Mozart and Beethoven, uses the language of the late Classical era, and his Mass has an entirely unpretentious folk-like quality and directness. Ryba's music and his orchestrations in particular, are full of wit and fresh inventiveness, but he seems innocent of melodic or harmonic complexity. The effect, though, is not predictably simplistic, but charmingly rustic and emotionally transparent. The performers here, while clearly artists of the utmost sophistication, have just the right unmannered approach for the music, and it comes off beautifully.

Chanticleer - Mexican Baroque: Music From New Spain (1994)

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Chanticleer - Mexican Baroque: Music From New Spain (1994)

Chanticleer - Mexican Baroque: Music From New Spain (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:41
Classical, Choral | Label: Teldec Classics | # 4509-96353-2

In 17th and 18th century New England, transplanted Englishmen like Daniel Read, Abraham Wood, and especially William Billings were composing beautiful but rough-hewn and distinctly American vocal music for use in what were called "singing schools." Far to the west and south, in what was then called New Spain and would later be called Mexico, natives and transplanted Spaniards were composing liturgical music of a richness and complexity that was worthy of the greatest cathedrals of Europe – and teaching their native converts to do the same. This disc showcases the works of two of 18th century Mexico's finest composers: the Mexican-born Manuel de Zumaya and the transplanted European Ignacio de Jerusalem. The latter is represented by a polychoral Mass in D Minor, a responsory, and a gorgeous Dixit Dominus setting written in six sections; from the former listeners have a setting of Jeremiah's lamentations, a breathtakingly complex solfeggio composition titled Sol-fa de Pedro, and the polychoral Celebren, Publiquen.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: In Nativitatem Domini Canticum, Messe de Minuit (2001)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: In Nativitatem Domini Canticum, Messe de Minuit (2001)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Charpentier: In Nativitatem Domini Canticum, Messe de Minuit (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 57:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 8573-85820-2 | Recorded: 2000

This is a disc of Christmas music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), all the works written during the 1690s possibly for performance at the Jesuit church of Saint-Louis where the composer was Master of the Music. The wide variety of mood, colour and style underlines the extraordinary versatility and originality of this composer, upon whom Carissimi was the strongest influence during his student days in Rome in the 1660s. He was highly prolific (there are no less than 35 works in the oratorio style) and wrote a great deal of both moving and dramatic music.

King's, Winchester, Christ Church - Handel: 4 Coronation Anthems; Dixit Dominus; Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate (1997)

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King's, Winchester, Christ Church - Handel: 4 Coronation Anthems; Dixit Dominus; Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate (1997)

David Willcocks, Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College Cambridge; David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir; Simon Preston, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford - Handel: 4 Coronation Anthems; Dixit Dominus; Foundling Hospital Anthem; Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 686 Mb | Total time: 147:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca ‎| # 455 041-2 | Recorded: 1963, 1979, 1986, 1993

These 2 discs offer the music of 3 different choirs and 4 different times periods. CD 1 features the Choir of King's College, Cambridge,performing 4 Coronation Anthems: Zadok the priest; My heart is inditing; Let my hand be strengthened and The King shall rejoice. Recording Date:August,1963.

Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)

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Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)

Thomas Tallis - Spem in Alium; Missa Salve intemerata (2005)
Oxford Camerata, conducted by Jeremy Summerly

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Naxos | # 8.557770 | Time: 01:17:17

To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tallis, here are his biggest and best church compositions, performed in its customary high style by the Oxford Camerata under Jeremy Summerly (whose Fauré Requiem remains one of Naxos's all-time bestsellers). Tallis's youthful motet Salve intemerata is among the longest single-movement works of the 16th century, but it is Spem in alium, a work of Tallis's maturity, that overshadows any other English piece of the period, including those of his great contemporary, William Byrd. Scored for 40 independent voices, it is symphonic in proportion and resplendent in this surround-sound version.

The Purcell Quartet, Fretwork - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (2010)

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The Purcell Quartet, Fretwork - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (2010)

The Purcell Quartet, Fretwork - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 78:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | KCHAN 0775 | Recorded: 2009

…Sopranos Emma Kirkby and Elin Manahan Thomas are excellent throughout…Harvey is a solid, dignified presence elsewhere as well, while tenor Charles Daniels and countertenor Michael Chance are at their eloquent best… Both The Purcell Quartet and Fretwork relish the variegated sonorities afforded by Buxtehude’s score, as well as the word painting, while blending with the voices to effect a homogenous yet multi-timbred sound of great beauty.