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Antonio Florio, Cappella della Pietà de’Turchini - Napoli-Madrid: Vinci - Cantate e Intermezzi (2007)

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Antonio Florio, Cappella della Pietà de’Turchini - Napoli-Madrid: Vinci - Cantate e Intermezzi (2007)

Antonio Florio, Cappella della Pietà de’Turchini - Napoli-Madrid: Vinci - Cantate e Intermezzi (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 71:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 30274 | Recorded: 2001

For more than two centuries Naples was a province of Spain, and after this ended in 1707 the remarkable cross-fertilisation of culture between them did not stop. Much of the Italian music featured here has been edited from sources in Spanish collections. The vast bulk of it is devoted to Leonardo Vinci (one of the most celebrated Italian opera composers of the 1720s). Only one short piece tacked onto the end is actually Spanish: a colourful fandango from José de Nebra's zarzuela Vendado es amor,no es ciego (1744) in which three singers mockingly compare the squabbling goddesses of classical antiquity to bickering mothers-in-law.

Roberta Invernizzi, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - I Viaggi di Faustina: Porpora, Vinci, Mancini, Sarro, Bononcini (2013)

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Roberta Invernizzi, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - I Viaggi di Faustina: Porpora, Vinci, Mancini, Sarro, Bononcini (2013)

Roberta Invernizzi, Antonio Florio, I Turchini - I Viaggi di Faustina: Porpora, Vinci, Mancini, Sarro, Bononcini (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 330 Mb | Total time: 66:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD922606 | Recorded: 2012

With I Viaggi di Faustina Glossa is launching a new collection focusing on famous Italian singers from the 17th and 18th centuries, whose travels bear witness to the intense level of artistic activity then taking place in the major cities of Europe. Faustina Bordoni, the brilliant diva with whom we begin this series pursued her career mainly in Naples (the principal focus of this CD) and Venice, but also in cities such as Bologna, Parma, Dresden and London. These were cities hosting – with great success – operas by Johann Adolph Hasse (Bordoni’s husband), Nicola Popora, Leonardo Vinci, Francesco Mancini and Domenico Sarro; most of these composers are represented on this first selection of wonderful arias.

Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)
Nancy Argenta, soprano; Catherine Robbon, alto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass
Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 7 35296 2 0 | Time: 00:57:45

The Mozart Requiem is one of the best-known sacred works in the classical repertoire. It was the composer's last work, and he left it unfinished at his death. British conductor Roger Norrington, a pioneer of authentic performing practice, and an outstanding group of singers present Duncan Druce's version of the Requiem, based on the latest Mozart research, together with other moving choral works.

Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (2020)

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Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (2020)

Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (Live at Haus Wahnfried, Bayreuth / 2020) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 159 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:38:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In cooperation with the Bayreuth Festival and BR-Klassik, we announce the release of Bayreuth 2020: Wagner at Wahnfried. This album features Siegfried Idyll, performed by the Festival’s Music Director Christian Thielemann and members of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, and the Wesendonck Lieder, with Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund as soloist.

Christine Schäfer, Rainer Kussmaul, Berliner Barock Solisten - Handel: Alcina. Arias & Suites (2009)

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Christine Schäfer, Rainer Kussmaul, Berliner Barock Solisten - Handel: Alcina. Arias & Suites (2009)

Christine Schäfer, Rainer Kussmaul, Berliner Barock Solisten - Handel: Alcina. Arias & Suites (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 340 Mb | Total time: 73:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avi Music | AVI 8553143 | Recorded: 2008

Star soprano Christine Schafer sings scenes and arias from one of Handel’s most popular operas. The combination of Handel and Schafer ensure this is going to a major release.

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Re-Up]

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Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013)
Maria Keohane (soprano), Carlos Mena (alto), Julian Pregardien (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Mirare | # MIR243 | Time: 01:07:54

Just in time for Christmas, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort present a collection of Cantatas for the season by Johann Sebastian Bach. In these evergreen holiday favorites, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and voices are used to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The result is nothing short of magical. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional Bach Magnificat.

Ensemble Démesure & Juliette De Banes Gardonne - Caresana: Secular Chamber Cantatas (2019)

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Ensemble Démesure & Juliette De Banes Gardonne - Caresana: Secular Chamber Cantatas (2019)

Ensemble Démesure & Juliette De Banes Gardonne - Caresana: Secular Chamber Cantatas (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:53:21 | 262 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics

Secular cantatas of love and tragedy by a Neapolitan precursor of Pergolesi, in world premiere recordings.

Xavier Sabata, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Catharsis (2017)

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Xavier Sabata, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Catharsis (2017)

Xavier Sabata, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Catharsis (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 332 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:12
Classical, Vocal | Label: Aparté

Around the year 1600, a group of Florentine aristocrats, inspired by ancient Greek drama, gave birth to opera. They intended to move and glorify human passions in such a strong way that the spectator's soul would be cleansed of these passions. This was the process that Aristotle called 'catharsis'. Xavier Sabata grasps this highly intense moment at the heart of the destiny of legendary heroes of Baroque opera. A fascinating album by the author of Bad Guys, accompanied by George Petrou and Armonia Atenea.

Roberto Alagna - Le Chanteur (2020)

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Roberto Alagna - Le Chanteur (2020)

Roberto Alagna - Le Chanteur (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 288 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:46:59
Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

Unforeseen and born out of unique circumstances, this is a unique record. This is the first album I have made devoted entirely to French song. I think this is no more than my French listeners deserve. We have made numerous journeys together, from the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to South America with Pasión, from Italy to the United States with Little Italy, but I thought it was finally time to play the music of our own native land, too. Thats why I am dedicating this album in its entirety to French song, but with a twist. Between the lines, as it were, in this repertoire, I have sought to highlight all the variety of genres and influences from near and far that are now intrinsic elements of French musical identity and heritage. As many are no doubt aware, I am passionate about different musical cultures from all over the world. As we explore the French repertoire, we shall make many musical discoveries on our travels…

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.

Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)

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Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)

Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:07:28
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

The Christmas concerts of Chanticleer are an institution in the USA, and international tours and recordings have made the brilliant male-voice ensemble, based in San Francisco, familiar to audiences all over the world. As Gramophone has written, "Chanticleer, it seems, can sing just about anything," and Chanticleer sings Christmas bears that out, embracing traditional carols and gospel numbers, plainsong, European and Mexican music of the 16th and 17th centuries, and composers and arrangers of the present day.

Chiara Skerath, Ian Page, The Mozartists - Sturm und Drang, Vol 1: Beck, Gluck, Haydn, Jommelli, Traetta (2020)

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Chiara Skerath, Ian Page, The Mozartists - Sturm und Drang, Vol 1: Beck, Gluck, Haydn, Jommelli, Traetta (2020)

Chiara Skerath, Ian Page, The Mozartists - Sturm und Drang, Vol 1: Beck, Gluck, Haydn, Jommelli, Traetta (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 71:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | SIGCD619 | Recorded: 2019

This is the first project in a seven-volume series exploring the ‘Sturm und Drang’ movement, which swept through all art forms in the between the early 1760s and 1780s. The purpose of this movement were to frighten and perturb through the use of wild and subjective emotional means of expression.

Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, Talise Trevigne, Orion Weiss - Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015) [Re-Up]

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Albany Symphony, David Alan Miller, Talise Trevigne, Orion Weiss - Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015) [Re-Up]

Christopher Rouse: Seeing; Kabir Padavali (2015)
Talise Trevigne, soprano; Orion Weiss, piano
Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559799 | Time: 01:03:34

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a GRAMMY® Award, Christopher Rouse is one of America’s most prominent composers of orchestral music, creating a body of work perhaps unequalled in its emotional intensity. Conceived from the start as differing from a traditional piano concerto, Seeing brings together seemingly disparate elements to explore the notion of ‘sanity’ through the music of Robert Schumann and Skip Spence, swinging between extremes of consonance and dissonance, stability and instability, to create a disorientating and hallucinatory work seen through the lens of mental illness. Kabir Padavali or ‘Kabir Songbook’ presents a range of the great Indian poet’s religious concerns, from extraordinarily beautiful ecstasy to impishly humorous allegories.

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

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Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 222 Mb | Total time: 55:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 279 | Recorded: 2017

After an album of French songs (Néère, Alpha 215) that earned her a Gramophone Award in 2016, Véronique Gens presents her new recital, this time with orchestra, which gives her an opportunity to display the maturity of her ‘Falcon’ soprano, the central tessitura typical of French Romantic opera, which takes its name from Cornélie Falcon, who created the works of Meyerbeer and Halévy staged in the 1830s.

BBC Concert Orchestra, Kathryn Rudge, Henk Neven & Barry Wordsworth - Elgar: Orchestral Songs (2018)

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BBC Concert Orchestra, Kathryn Rudge, Henk Neven & Barry Wordsworth - Elgar: Orchestral Songs (2018)

BBC Concert Orchestra, Kathryn Rudge, Henk Neven & Barry Wordsworth - Elgar: Orchestral Songs (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 352 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 207 Mb | 01:30:30
Classical, Vocal | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings is delighted to present a revelatory collection of orchestral songs by Sir Edward Elgar (on double slimline selling as a single disc), performed by two of today’s most exciting young singers – mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and baritone Henk Neven – accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth. The Hills of Dreamland takes its title from a line in Elgar’s well-known setting, beautifully still and beseeching, of Arthur L Salmon’s Pleading. Historically the least regarded part of Elgar’s output, his songs contain a treasure-trove of vocal gems and here receive performances of insight, imagination and emotional directness.