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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').

Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music from the Motion Picture) [2019]

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Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music from the Motion Picture) [2019]

Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music from the Motion Picture) [2019]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Scans | 01:19:47 | 461.70 MB
Classical | Decca | 483 4894

Bland, incurious and passionless, this documentary about the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti is like a promotional video licensed by a team of copyright lawyers – and about as challenging as a Three Tenors gig at Wembley stadium. Pavarotti’s glorious voice all but drowns in a 114-minute montage of obsequious syrup…

Bryn Terfel - At His Very Best (2010)

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Bryn Terfel - At His Very Best (2010)

Bryn Terfel - At His Very Best (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 506 MB | 01:57:07
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Metro

A double anthology from the celebrated Welsh opera and concert singer Bryn Terfel. At His Very Best takes in recordings from his recent duet album with tenor Rhys Meirion, several of Bryn's earlier albums on Wales's Saydisc label and a recording of a newly commissioned work performed together with the Rhuthun Choir.

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.

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.

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.

Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

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Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

Joonas Kokkonen - Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)
Jan Lehtola (organ); Suvi Väyrynen (soprano); Joose Vähäsöyrinki (baritone)
Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | # TOCC0434 | Time: 00:55:33

The music of Joonas Kokkonen (1921–96), one of the most important Finnish composers after Sibelius, radiates warmth and light. His limited output is largely introvert in character but also contains moments of grandeur and rhythmic energy. Kokkonen’s Requiem (1980–81), written in memory of his first wife, is both a powerful choral symphony and a tender, moving embodiment of consolation. Originally scored for large orchestra, the Requiem is heard here in a new version for organ intended to bring the work within the reach of smaller forces. This first recording is complemented by the first complete recording of Kokkonen’s four works for solo organ.

Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2014)

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Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2014)

Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 403 Mb | Total time: 79:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 08256 462317 7 5 | Recorded: 2014

Contralto & conductor Nathalie Stutzmann is an exciting new signing, having left Deutsche Grammophon/Universal to join the Erato roster. Considered to be one of the most outstanding musical personalities of our time, she has parallel careers as both a contralto and an orchestra conductor. She sings regularly with the world’s greatest conductors and orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, the LSO and Rotterdam Philharmonic under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She currently is in residence with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP).

The Crossing, Donald Nally, Prism Quartet - Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century (2016)

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The Crossing, Donald Nally, Prism Quartet - Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century (2016)

Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century (2016)
The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally; Prism Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 00:50:12
Classical, Contemporary | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2405, 481 4495

A deep yet unsentimental emotional resonance and a patient, contemplative view of time whether relating to harmonic rhythm or human experience are complementary characteristics that run through his instrumental, vocal and theatrical catalog like a red thread, the composer inspired by disparate spirits from Wagner and Satie to Cage and Silvestrov. The ECM New Series released multiple recordings of Bryars music in the 1980s and early 90s, including the classic albums After the Requiem and Vita Nova. The first full ECM album from Bryars in decades is The Fifth Century, which includes the seven-part title work: a slowly evolving yet immediately involving setting of words by 17th-century English mystic Thomas Traherne, performed by the mixed choir of The Crossing with saxophone quartet PRISM. The album also features Two Love Songs, luminous a cappella settings of Petrarch for the women of The Crossing. The music within words, the humanity in breath, the sense of eternity within a moment or of a moment in eternity all are at play in Bryars latest music on ECM.

Friedrich Schneider - Das Weltgericht - Gregor Meyer (2019) {2CD Set cpo 555 119-2}

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Friedrich Schneider - Das Weltgericht - Gregor Meyer (2019) {2CD Set cpo 555 119-2}

Friedrich Schneider - Das Weltgericht - Gregor Meyer (2019) {2CD Set cpo 555 119-2}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 459 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 228 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 cpo 555 119-2
Classical / Viennese School / Sacred / Oratorio / Period Instruments

A magnificent oratorio, long forgotten, has been rediscovered in Leipzig. Gregor Meyer conducts the Gewandhaus Chorus and the camerata lipsiensis in Friedrich Schneider’s Das Weltgericht. The composer, pianist, organist, and Anhalt-Dessau court music director Friedrich Schneider was one of the most creative and productive minds in the Central German music world during the first half of the nineteenth century but today is unfortunately a forgotten man. Das Weltgericht was once one of the most famous German oratorios, inspired euphoric headlines everywhere when it was first composed, and occasioned genuine storms of enthusiasm among concertgoers.

Placido Domingo - Amore infinito: Songs Inspired by Poetry of John Paul II - Karol Wojtyla (2008)

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Placido Domingo - Amore infinito: Songs Inspired by Poetry of John Paul II - Karol Wojtyla (2008)

Plácido Domingo - Amore infinito: Songs Inspired by Poetry of John Paul II - Karol Wojtyla (2008)
London Symphony Orchestra; Nick Ingman, conductor; Los Angeles Children's Chorus
Placido Domingo Jr., Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb | 00:48:55
Classical Crossover, Adult Contemporary | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0012532-02

2008 album from the world famous tenor, based upon poems by the late Pope John Paul II. The album is performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and features duets with Andrea Bocelli, Vanessa Williams and Katherine Jenkins. The lyrics are in Italian, English and Spanish. Placido is known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a ringing and dramatic tone throughout its range. He is considered to be a talented and hard-working musician but is also admired for his acting ability, his musicality and musical intellect, and the number and variety of opera roles that he has mastered.

Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy - Immortal Memory (2004)

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Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy - Immortal Memory (2004)

Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy - Immortal Memory (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:07
Modern Classical, Vocal Music, World Fusion, Ambient | Label: 4AD | # CAD 2403 CD

Immortal Memory is a collaboration between vocalist Lisa Gerrard and Irish composer Patrick Cassidy. Billed as a cycle of life and death and rebirth, Immortal Memory is better described as an orphaned film score. Cassidy's warm arrangements allow the former Dead Can Dance singer to step out of the dark medieval world that she's called home for nearly 20 years – though there is much of that world within these castle walls – and focus on the simplicity of love, faith, and loss with a grace that's bereft of the icy perfection of her previous work. Gerrard, whose voice has aged like the finest oak, displays an almost supernatural mastery of the material. Her effortless contralto wraps itself around the ten Gaelic, Latin, and Aramaic spirituals like an evening prayer, making each stunning entrance the equivalent of audio comfort food.

Renée Fleming - The Art of Renée Fleming (2012) (Repost)

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Renée Fleming - The Art of Renée Fleming (2012) (Repost)

Renée Fleming - The Art of Renée Fleming (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:55 | 372 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4784446

The Art of Renée Fleming is essentially an album of the soprano's most popular hits, probably not targeted at listeners who are already big fans (who are likely to already have the albums from which these selections were culled), but at more general audiences interested in expanding their operatic horizons. With a few very familiar exceptions, the songs and arias are from the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, and showcase the luxurious creaminess of Fleming's voice and her ability to spin out melodic lines with seamless, soaring lyricism.

Patricia O'Callaghan, Gryphon Trio - Broken Hearts and Madmen (2011)

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Patricia O'Callaghan, Gryphon Trio - Broken Hearts and Madmen (2011)

Patricia O'Callaghan, Gryphon Trio - Broken Hearts and Madmen (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 317 MB | 48:49
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Analekta

It's not easy in this eclectic age to juxtapose musical items that have never been in proximity before, but Canada's Gryphon Trio and soprano Patricia O'Callaghan manage to do so on this recording, which proclaims itself unlike any previous chamber music album. Even better than that, it's pretty much unlike any previous crossover album, although it has ancestors in the world of classical cabaret music where O'Callaghan has spent some of her time.

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.