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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 01:10:24 | 322 Mb
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Glossa Music

Johannes Brahms’ consolatory Ein deutsches Requiem receives a fresh and considered interpretation from Daniel Reuss and the Orchestra Of The Eighteenth Century. This renowned orchestra took the decision - following the death, some years back, of Frans Brüggen - to retain its founder’s dynamic process of alternating concert tours with recordings. Dispensing with the need for having a principal conductor, the orchestra now works with a range of musicians according to the repertoire being performed.

Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)

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Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)

Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 58:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analecta | # FL 2 3099 | Recorded: 1997

Karina Gauvin…is comfortably able to get the better of Vivaldi's coloratura, athletic intervals and ornaments….Gauvin offers…[an] affecting performance of two motets, one of them, 'Sum in medio tempestatum' a real rarity in performance.
–BBC Music

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.

Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon - David Lang: The National Anthems & The Little Match Girl Passion (2016)

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Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon - David Lang: The National Anthems & The Little Match Girl Passion (2016)

David Lang - The National Anthems & The Little Match Girl Passion (2016)
Los Angeles Master Chorale; Calder Quartet; Grant Gershon, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Minimalism | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21119 | Time: 00:56:25

Of the three Bang on a Can founder composers, David Lang’s music has always been the glassiest, the sparest, and for some listeners the most precious. In recent years, his aesthetic has become leaner still, paring down already simple material to gaunt extremes in something approaching neo-plainchant. The national anthems (note the lower case; nothing vainglorious here ) takes fragments of text from the anthems of all 193 United Nations member states and unfolds at speaking speed, with plenty of room for breaths between phrases and plenty of clarity to the words. It has the feel of sad and eerie intoning. The Los Angeles choir clinches the right sound for Lang – unflinching, spellbound – while the Calder Quartet gives sleek accompaniment. Also on the disc is a new choral version of Lang’s little match girl passion, the piece originally for four voices that won him the Pulitzer prize in 2008 and which, in the mouths of many, becomes a sort of collective prayer in the congregational tradition of Bach’s chorales.

Accentus & Laurence Equilbey - Gounod: Saint François d'Assise - Liszt: Légende de Sainte Cécile (2018)

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Accentus & Laurence Equilbey - Gounod: Saint François d'Assise - Liszt: Légende de Sainte Cécile (2018)

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Accentus, Laurence Equilbey, Karine Deshayes, Florian Sempey & Stanislas de Barbeyrac - Gounod: Saint François d'Assise - Liszt: Légende de Sainte Cécile (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 166 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:17
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naïve Records

A co-production with the Bru Zane Foundation, Naïve is delighted to release the world première recording of Saint Francis of Assisi by Gounod, whose bicentenary we celebrate in 2018. Under the direction of Laurence Equilbey, a world-class cast finally gives the work – complemented on disc by Liszt's Legend of Saint Cecilia – the exposure the musical world has been waiting for.

VA - Les Grandes Eaux de Versailles (Musiques des fêtes royales) (2019 Edition) (2019)

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VA - Les Grandes Eaux de Versailles (Musiques des fêtes royales) (2019 Edition) (2019)

VA - Les Grandes Eaux de Versailles (Musiques des fêtes royales) (2019 Edition) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 410 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:26
Classical, Choral | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

The Grandes Eaux de Versailles (The Versailles Fountains Show) is a selection of works from the new CDs and DVDs label “Château de Versailles Spectacles”: Les Arts Florissans, L’Europe galante, Le Devin du village, The Missa of Cavalli, “The Quarrel of the Te Deums” of Blanchard and Colin de Blamont, The Sun King Mass (DeLalande, Couperin, Lully), the Biber’s Missa Salisburgensis, the Lully’s Te Deum and Phaeton. Entirely recorded in the emblematic places of the Château, such as the Royal Opera, the Royal Chapel, La Cour de Marbre or the Little Queen's Theater (Trianon), you will find compositions interpreted by the best and most promising artists.

Kristian Benedikt - Tenore di forza: Kristian Benedikt Sings Favorite Tenor Arias (2019)

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Kristian Benedikt - Tenore di forza: Kristian Benedikt Sings Favorite Tenor Arias (2019)

Kristian Benedikt, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra & Modestas Pitrėnas - Tenore di forza: Kristian Benedikt Sings Favorite Tenor Arias (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 303 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:07
Classical, Opera | Label: Delos Music

Tenor Kristian Benedikt began his career as a lyric tenor in his native Lithuania, but has since blossomed into one of the opera world’s finest dramatic tenors in challenging roles like Otello. His immensely powerful and dark-hued voice enables him to shine in several of Wagner’s “Heldentenor” roles as well; yet he remains a highly versatile singer who also continues to excel in lyric and spinto roles.In this, Kristian’s debut recording, he proves his wide-ranging artistry in a highly varied program of mostly well-known arias by composers including Verdi, Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Tchaikovsky and Wagner (among others). He also treats us to a rarely-heard novelty: an aria from his countryman Vytautas Klova’s Pilėnai—an opera that is practically unknown beyond Lithuania.Kristian is beautifully supported by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian National Opera Chorus under the deft baton of conductor Modestas Pitrenas.

Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir - Shakespeare in Song (2004)

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Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir - Shakespeare in Song (2004)

Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir - Shakespeare in Song: Harris, Martin, Sametz, Mäntyjärvi, Lindberg, Argento, Williams (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 55:52 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 5031 | Recorded: 2003

There’s more to Shakespeare’s songs than a hey-nonny-nonny, and the depth of the bard’s texts has inspired composers from well beyond the cultural borders of the English language. Nearly half of the Phoenix Bach Choir’s “Shakespeare in Song” disc offers intriguing music by composers who are neither English nor American. Chief among these is Switzerland’s Frank Martin, whose Songs of Ariel constitute a modern choral classic. These are haunting, harmonically unsettled settings, and for an example of the skill and beauty the Phoenix Bach Choir brings to this program, just listen to the wonderful intonation on the last chord of “Before You Can Say ‘Come’ and ‘Go’.”

Leontyne Price - The Essential Leontyne Price (1996) (11 CDs Box Set)

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Leontyne Price - The Essential Leontyne Price (1996) (11 CDs Box Set)

Leontyne Price - The Essential Leontyne Price (1996) (11 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 11 CDs, ~12h | 3,24 Gb | Scans->19,7 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BMG

This 11-CD set, one might say jokingly, contains all the music ever written for the soprano voice and a bit for mezzo as well. And indeed, it's a staggering collection: In addition to her great Verdi heroines (the two Leonoras, Aida, Amelia, and Elvira in Ernani), Price is heard in her Puccini roles–Manon Lescaut, Butterfly, Tosca–and at least two dozen other roles, most of which she never sang on stage. Here are her heroic, secure Leonore in Fidelio, Strauss's high-flying Egyptian Helen, Purcell's Dido, Barber's Cleopatra, Bellini's Norma, Ariadne, Verdi's Violetta and Desdemona, Bizet's Carmen, Mozart's Countess, and Fiordiligi…

Karina Gauvin - Divine Karina: The Best of Karina Gauvin ( 2016)

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Karina Gauvin - Divine Karina: The Best of Karina Gauvin ( 2016)

Karina Gauvin - Divine Karina: The Best of Karina Gauvin ( 2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:04 | 369 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: ATMA Classique | Catalog: ACD23017

Karina Gauvin's recordings, which include her solo CDs on the ATMA label as well as contributions to more than 40 other discs, have won numerous prizes, including a Chamber Music America Award for her disc Fête Galante with pianist Marc-André Hamelin, a Juno Award, a Félix for Prima donna, and several Opus prizes. "Divine Karina" is how Montreal music critic Claude Gingras described Karina Gauvin.

Gerd Albrecht, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Schicksalslied; Nanie; Triumphlied; Ave Maria (2004)

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Gerd Albrecht, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Schicksalslied; Nanie; Triumphlied; Ave Maria (2004)

Gerd Albrecht, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Schicksalslied; Nänie; Triumphlied; Ave Maria (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 233 Mb | Total time: 54:28 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10165 | Recorded: 2001, 2003

For Anyone who finds the textual/musical idiom of Ein deutsches Requiem difficult to accommodate, this mixture of sacred and secular pieces could serve as a way into the choral music of a very great composer.
- International Record Review

Karina Gauvin, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Porpora Arias (2009)

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Karina Gauvin, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Porpora Arias (2009)

Karina Gauvin, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Porpora Arias (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 79:29 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | # ACD2 2590 | Recorded: 2008

With her enchanting voice, profound musicality and extraordinary vocal range, the Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin has been seducing audiences and critics around the world. Following the immense success of her CD Handel Arias, she returns with a new recording of arias, most never recorded, from the operas of Nicola Porpora (1686-1768).

Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

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Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)
Peter Kooij, bass; L'Armonia Sonora; Mieneke van der Velden, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0604 | Time: 01:06:20

This is a gem of a CD. It's a well-chosen, well-performed and well-presented anthology of mid-Baroque German sacred cantatas. Bass Peter Kooij and the seven-person L'Armonia Sonora are directed by gambist Mieneke Van der Velden. They have a close and warm affinity not only with one another, but also for the music; it's music as varied as it's beautiful. Its rich, sustained sonorities will stay with you long after you have finished the uplifting experience of listening to the CD. Released on the enterprising Ramée label De profundis clamavi comprises seven sumptuous examples of the music written in the north German Länder in the period after the Thirty Years War. It's music which not so much 'reflects' that profound conflict, as is 'affected' by it – weighed down with detached regret and unselfconscious resignation.

Jerusalem Quartet & Hila Baggio - The Yiddish Cabaret (2019)

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Jerusalem Quartet & Hila Baggio - The Yiddish Cabaret (2019)

Jerusalem Quartet & Hila Baggio - The Yiddish Cabaret (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

By juxtaposing Leonid Desyatnikov’s contemporary song settings of Yiddish texts (offering a glimpse into Jewish life in Warsaw during the Weimar Republic) with a pair of chamber works by Schulhoff and Korngold, which also date from this troubled period between the wars, the present recording highlights the fascinating crosspollination then taking place in the music of Eastern and Western Europe. With soprano Hila Baggio as their featured soloist, members of the Jerusalem Quartet bid us “come to the cabaret” to savour a whole range of stylistic approaches and emotional experiences of the rarest kind.

Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon - Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Christo (2018)

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Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon - Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Christo (2018)

Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon - Caldara: Maddalena ai piedi di Christo (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:22 | 742 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Classics ‎| Catalog: Alpha 426

Born in Venice around 1670, Caldara gave Barcelona the first opera ever heard in Catalonia, Il più bel nome (1708), commissioned by his patron, the future Emperor Charles VI, before eventually settling in Vienna in the latter’s service in 1716.