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London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice: Gabrieli, Viadana, Marini, Massaino, Frescobaldi (1994) Reissue 2002 [Re-Up]

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London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice: Gabrieli, Viadana, Marini, Massaino, Frescobaldi (1994) Reissue 2002 [Re-Up]

London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice (1994) Reissue 2002
Giovanni Gabrieli, Lodovico da Viadana, Biagio Marini, Tiburtio Massaino, Girolamo Frescobaldi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Renaissance | Label: Apex | # 0927 40823 2 | Time: 01:01:19

There is no shortage of discs around featuring transcriptions of Renaissance music for brass. Whilst played on modern instruments the main difference here however is that London Brass, several of whom play period instruments in other ensembles, have enlisted the specialist knowledge of Philip Pickett to direct them.

Ensemble L'Amorosa Caccia & Fabio Antonio Falcone - Valente: Intavolatura de cimbalo (2018)

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Ensemble L'Amorosa Caccia & Fabio Antonio Falcone - Valente: Intavolatura de cimbalo (2018)

Ensemble L'Amorosa Caccia & Fabio Antonio Falcone - Valente: Intavolatura de cimbalo (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 459 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:13:41
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

The Naples of Antonio Valente (c1520-1600) was the principal city of the Spanish Empire of the day, second only to Istanbul of Mediterranean cities in population, a cultural and intellectual hub where ideas were traded as readily as goods at the port. This is the context for ready wit and vivid characters dancing before us in the harpsichord manuscript left to us as the principal work of an instrumental virtuoso who was blind from birth.

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.

Martin Eastwell - The Dark Lord's Music: The Lutebook of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbur (1582-1648) (2018)

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Martin Eastwell - The Dark Lord's Music: The Lutebook of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbur (1582-1648) (2018)

Martin Eastwell - The Dark Lord's Music: The Lutebook of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbur (1582-1648) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | 01:17:39
Classical | Label: MMC Recordings

Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury (15821648) is one of the most extraordinary figures of 17th Century English life - brother of the poet George Herbert, but in his own right a diplomat, soldier, courtier, philosopher, poet, historian and musician, as well as being the author of one of the earliest and most entertaining autobiographies in English. In it, he tells us that he learnt 'to sing my part at first sight in Musicke, and to play on the Lute with very litle or almost noe teaching…

Micrologus, Cappella de'Turchini - Napolitane: Villanelle · Arie · Moresche 1530-1570 (1998)

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Micrologus, Cappella de'Turchini - Napolitane: Villanelle · Arie · Moresche 1530-1570 (1998)

Micrologus, Cappella de'Turchini - Napolitane: Villanelle · Arie · Moresche 1530-1570 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 60:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-214 | Recorded: 1998

Opus 111 continues its collection of Treasures of Naples and this time offers us a series of Neapolitan songs performed by Patrizia Bovi, Pino de Vittorio, Rosario Totaro and some instrumental soloists from the groups Micrologus and Cappella de »Turchini. The performances, always within the rigor that characterizes these ensembles, are full of freshness and liveliness. The singers articulate the texts, witty, sparkling at times, melancholic at other times, with total clarity. The instrumental works, including a version of the beautiful and anonymous "Villanella ch" all "acqua vai", are masterfully performed.

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Secondo Libro di Madrigali (2019)

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La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Secondo Libro di Madrigali (2019)

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Secondo Libro di Madrigali (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 67:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 922809 | Recorded: 2018

The Second Book of Madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo provides the focal point for the latest in La Compagnia del Madrigale’s stunning reappraisals of the glories of the Italian madrigal on Glossa.
Probably written by Gesualdo between the time of the double honour killing of his first wife and her lover and his subsequent remarriage, the second book presents a sophisticated compositional mastery quite in keeping with the later books, albeit offering a calmer and gentler approach compared to the more tortured and twisted musical and psychological turns found in the last books.

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

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Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.

José Miguel Moreno - Canto del cavallero (1993)

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José Miguel Moreno - Canto del cavallero (1993)

José Miguel Moreno - Canto del cavallero (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 72:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa ‎| GCD 920101 | Recorded: 1992

The repertory of the Spanish vihuela from the 16th century remains little investigated, partly because few original instruments exist; when vihuela works appear on recordings they are often played on the lute or guitar. This is a shame, for the instrument has its own sound and a repertory (albeit one that often claimed playability on various instruments) that exploited that sound. The vihuela is large, with six pairs of strings running up a large body and long neck, and the music on this album exploits the instrument's rich sonority and capability for ornamentation rather than the rapid runs, called redobles in Spanish, that are characteristic of music for other plucked stringed instruments.

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

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Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:34
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Musik Museum

Capella de la Torre is a German early music ensemble led by Katharina Bäuml, founded in 2005. In 2016 Katharina Bäuml and Capella de la Torre won the ECHO Klassik Ensemble des Jahres for their CD Water Music. In 2017 Capella de la Torre was awarded again with ECHO Klassik for the CD "Da Pacem" with Rias Kamerchor conducted by Florian Helgath. The ensemble is a wind ensemble, but has enlarged to include singers, lute, organ and percussion.

Marie Nishiyama & Rafael Bonavita - The Queenes Good Night: English Renaissance Music for Harp & Lute (2012/2020)

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Marie Nishiyama & Rafael Bonavita - The Queenes Good Night: English Renaissance Music for Harp & Lute (2012/2020)

Marie Nishiyama - The Queenes Good Night: English Renaissance Music for Harp & Lute (2012/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:01:28
Classical | Label: Christophorus

The reign of Elizabeth Tudor brought with it a period of splendor for England, within which the lute experienced its moment of glory. In paintings from this time convivial scenes featuring performers of harp and lute are often depicted. Well known melodies of the epoch, as well as harmonic sequences such as Bergamasca, Ruggiero, Callinoe, Conde Claros and various Dumps were used by performers when they gathered to improvise together. Sometimes the music was dedicated to a wellknown personality of the court such as was surely the case with The Queenes good Night, inspiring sweet dreams for Elizabeth. For this recording Marie Nishiyama and Rafael Bonavita have mixed the colours of harp and lute, the characteristics of each instrument to create a dialogue of sound between the two. A dialogue that goes - as does this repertoire - beyond epochs and styles, beyond its own time.

La Venexiana - Monteverdi: The Complete Madrigal Books [12CDs] (2014)

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La Venexiana - Monteverdi: The Complete Madrigal Books [12CDs] (2014)

La Venexiana - Monteverdi: The Complete Madrigal Books [12CDs] (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.22 Gb | Total time: 12:18:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 920929 | Recorded: 1998-2006

The extraordinary series of 1998-2006 recordings of the nine published books of madrigals by Monteverdi, from Claudio Cavina and the Italian ensemble La Venexiana, is now available in limited-time and limited-number boxed set form from Glossa. This multi-award-winning cycle set new standards in textual declamation, rhetorical color and harmonic refinement. Also included is the Live in Corsica album of Monteverdi madrigals (2002) and a newly-written essay by original series essayist Stefano Russomanno of which all, along with full texts and translations in PDF form, are also included.

La Venexiana - L'arte del madrigale: de Wert, Marenzio, Luzzaschi, Gesualdo, d'India [9CDs] (20016)

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La Venexiana - L'arte del madrigale: de Wert, Marenzio, Luzzaschi, Gesualdo, d'India [9CDs] (20016)

La Venexiana - L'arte del madrigale: Giaches de Wert, Luca Marenzio, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Carlo Gesualdo, Sigismondo d'India [9CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.13 Gb | Total time: 07:56:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 920920 | Recorded: 1997-2009

Over the years Glossa has been at the forefront of releasing recordings of late Renaissance madrigals, and the label has had the pleasure of assisting superlative artists in doing so: none more so than the voices of La Venexiana and its director Claudio Cavina. This release is a reflection of such creative richness. The recordings on this release date from the dozen years after La Venexianas foundation in 1996, a time of great activity for the ensemble, and which complements the Monteverdi Complete Madrigals Books set, released previously. These two impressive collections demonstrate effectively why La Venexiana has been so popular with audiences and why it has been praised by critics as well.

Marco Longhini, Delitiæ Musicæ - Carlo Gesualdo: The Complete Madrigals [7CDs] (2013)

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Marco Longhini, Delitiæ Musicæ - Carlo Gesualdo: The Complete Madrigals [7CDs] (2013)

Marco Longhini, Delitiæ Musicæ - Carlo Gesualdo: The Complete Madrigals [7CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.87 Gb | Total time: 07:13:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.507013 | Recorded: 2007-2011

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, became famous for two reasons: the bloody double murder of his first wife and her lover, and his passionate and erotic view of profane love. The Madrigals chart the changes in Gesualdos style, and contain some of the most inspired and anguished vocal works in the entire madrigal repertoire, on the themes of love, rejection, death, suffering, joy and sorrow. Brimming with often astonishing and sometimes unpredictable melodic and tonal contrasts to express the agonies and ecstacies of love, Gesualdos Madrigals show him to have been one of the most inventive and eccentric musical minds of his age.

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)

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Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation  [8CDs] (2011)

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,69 Gb | Total time: 10:22:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 101

Following on from and designed along the same lines as the Guide to Period Instruments, this boxed set includes an exhaustive introductory text as well as a great quantity of music excerpts on the set’s eight CDs. These extracts have been taken from the extensive repertoire recorded by Ricercar over many years, with excerpts from recordings kindly provided by our colleagues from Harmonia Mundi, Gimell, Accent, Alpha and Sony supplementing our programme where necessary. The Lutheran repertoire of the Renaissance has remained for all intents and purposes unrecorded up until now; the tracks illustrating this repertoire together with other excerpts have been recorded specially for this compilation by Vox Luminis.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.