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Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

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Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:54:14 | 438 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Coviello Classics

An “exemplary instrument” was the Dreymann organ built in 1837 in the St. Ignaz Church in the centre of Mainz. This was written by someone who should know: Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, organ virtuoso, author of an organ school and expert in the service of the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, who commissioned the construction of the instrument. Unfortunately, the organ did not survive the centuries and wars unscathed; minor repairs were made again and again, but it was not until 2015 to 2019 that it was restored from the ground up. This inspired organ professor Gerhard Gnann from Mainz to embark on a project close to his heart: students are bringing the old sound back to life; he himself is also involved, of course. The chosen works were naturally obvious: they are all by the aforementioned Rinck, who, by the way, was born in the same year as Beethoven and is thus also a 250th anniversary of this year. His works at the transition from the late classical to the romantic period bring out the fine nuances of the organ’s timbres to best advantage.

Robert Bates - Daquin and the French Noel (2020)

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Robert Bates - Daquin and the French Noel (2020)

Robert Bates - Daquin and the French Noel (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:04:18 | 332 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Loft

Robert Bates plays the complete organ works of Daquin on the multi-temperament Fisk organ at Stanford Memorial Church.

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

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Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 61:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 409-2 | Recorded: 2008

Joseph Martin Kraus was born in the same year as Mozart and died only one year after him; like him, he was also a musician who revealed his extraordinary talent at an early age. It is only in recent years, however, that Kraus has again begun to receive somewhat more attention as a multitalented artistic personality. Born in Miltenberg am Main, Kraus enjoyed a career that took him to Stockholm as court music director to the music-loving King Gustavus III. In their originality his sacred compositions tower above the conventional liturgical repertoire produced in Southern Germany during the second half of the eighteenth century.

The Choir of Keble College, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music & Matthew Martin - Valls: Missa Regalis (2020)

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The Choir of Keble College, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music & Matthew Martin - Valls: Missa Regalis (2020)

The Choir of Keble College, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music & Matthew Martin - Valls: Missa Regalis (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 182 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:40:52
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Academy of Ancient Music

AAM Records’ newest release features the Academy of Ancient Music joining forces with The Choir of Keble College and director Matthew Martin in a landmark recording of Francisco Vall’s ‘forgotten’ Missa Regalis [1740]. Performed from a new edition by Simon Heighes, Valls’ fascinating (and frequently confusticating) juxtaposition of ancient and ‘modern’ compositional styles provides a intriguing glimpse into the treasure-trove of Spanish baroque music, much of which remains relatively unknown to the wider world.

Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

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Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 65:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | RIC402 | Recorded: 2018

Born around 1380 in the Duchy of Limburg, possibly in the little town of the same name, Johannes de Limburgia was active for a long time in Liège, then in Italy. We have evidence of his presence in Vicenza between 1431 and 1436, and several of his works refer explicitly to Vicenza, as well as to Venice and Padua, demonstrating a strong connection with northern Italy, where his music was compiled. His output – more than 45 works – is contained in three large manuscripts from the first half of the fifteenth century, alongside music by other composers from north of the Alps, such as Johannes Ciconia and Guillaume Dufay.

Maria Keohane, Carlos Mena, Julian Pregardien, Mathias Vieweg, Bernard Foccroulle - Soli Deo Gloria (2021)

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Maria Keohane, Carlos Mena, Julian Pregardien, Mathias Vieweg, Bernard Foccroulle - Soli Deo Gloria (2021)

Maria Keohane, Carlos Mena, Julian Pregardien, Mathias Vieweg, Bernard Foccroulle - Soli Deo Gloria (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:23:01 | 429 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Mirare

Particulièrement attaché à l'œuvre vocale sacrée de Johann Sebastian Bach, Philippe Pierlot nous invite une nouvelle fois à la tête de son Ricercar Consort à revisiter deux cantates d'ample dimension, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (BWV 21) et Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (BWV 76, moins courue).C'est un Bach que l'on ose placer dans la lignée des gravures anciennes de Gustav Leonhardt pour Das Alte Werk, tranquille et d'une constante ferveur, d'autant que les solistes réunis sont parfaits. En aucun cas le type de voix petites, et peu séduisantes, que la plupart des défenseurs actuels des cantates de Bach osent encore, comme si l’écriture dense du Cantor, et ses textures profondes, n’appelaient pas naturellement un épanouissement sonore.

Daniel Reuss, Cappella Amsterdam - Roland de Lassus: Inferno (2020)

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Daniel Reuss, Cappella Amsterdam - Roland de Lassus: Inferno (2020)

Daniel Reuss, Cappella Amsterdam - Roland de Lassus: Inferno (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 206 Mb | Total time: 49:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMM902650 | Recorded: 2019

Cappella Amsterdam does not just sing music that charms and captivates, but does this at the highest possible level. For its performances, the choir has received many prizes and a stream of positive reviews. Cappella Amsterdam offers the classical choir repertoire in all its glory and dedicates itself, every single year, to bring to you the most beautiful and important choral pieces, both old and new. Daniel Reuss is the artistic director of Cappella Amsterdam. Under his guidance the choir has professionalised and risen to international fame.

Paul van Nevel & Huelgas Ensemble - Simone de Bonefont: Missa pro mortius (2020)

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Paul van Nevel & Huelgas Ensemble - Simone de Bonefont: Missa pro mortius (2020)

Paul van Nevel & Huelgas Ensemble - Simone de Bonefont: Missa pro mortius (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Covers included | 00:58:19
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Cypres Records

In perpetual search of unpublished works and forgotten composers, Paul Van Nevel invites us to discover a Requiem Mass for five voices, composed in 1556 by Simone de Bonefont, canon and cantor at Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral. The Missa pro mortuis can be considered as one of the highlights of polyphonic vocal style, encompassing all the characteristics of Franco-Flemish techniques of the period. The richness of de Bonefont’s polyphonic writing and his mastery of counterpoint are truly astonishing. True to form, the Huelgas Ensemble honours this unpublished score with a powerful interpretation, delivering music of incredible luminous tranquility. The programme also includes four compositions by Franco-Flemish masters - that de Bonefont may well have heard - on one of the most profound texts of the Gregorian repertoire: Media vita in morte summus (In the midst of life we are in death).

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Total time: 06:41:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene. But just what makes up this fascination? And what makes his recordings so special? This edition provides the answers.

Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Mozart: Mass in C minor (2000)

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Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Mozart: Mass in C minor (2000)

Raymond Leppard, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Mozart: Mass in C minor (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 59:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73751 2 | Recorded: 1974

Together with the Requiem, Mozart's C minor mass is one of the brilliant composer's great unfinished sacred works. The work combines monumental power, solemn spirituality and moving solo passages. This recording under the baton of Baroque and Classical expert Raymond Leppard has great expressive depth, and offers a truly legendary vocal ensemble featuring stars like Kiri Te Kanawa and Ileana Cotrubas.

Ensemble Polyharmonique, Alexander Schneider, Juliane Laake & Klaus Eichhorn - Geistliche Chor-Music 1648 (2020)

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Ensemble Polyharmonique, Alexander Schneider, Juliane Laake & Klaus Eichhorn - Geistliche Chor-Music 1648 (2020)

Ensemble Polyharmonique, Alexander Schneider, Juliane Laake & Klaus Eichhorn - Geistliche Chor-Music 1648 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | 00:57:17
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Raumklang

When in 1648 the great Heinrich Schütz published his “Sacred Choral Music,” German-language sacred music was strongly influenced by the modern and innovative madrigal style from Italy. One spoke of a “strangely charming Italian madrigal manner,” or of a “a strangely delightful kind of madrigal.” Heinrich Schütz, on the other hand, shows how one could write lively polyphony in a pure contrapuntal style without violating the sacrosanct compositional rules of the six!teenth century. On its new recording of the “Sacred Choral Music 1648” by Heinrich Schütz, Ensemble Polyharmonique combines ideas of the German and Franco-Flemish singing cultures into lively poetic interpretations. As a listener, one must perhaps have the courage to let oneself succumb to the “pervasiveness” of this music, a music that does not become boring and time and again opens up to him who engages with it. But in the end, one will be richly rewarded by the greatest enjoyment of art and valuable musical experiences that touch both the heart and spirit.

Abendmusiken Basel & Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Balthasar Erben: Sacred Concertos from Danzig (2021)

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Abendmusiken Basel & Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Balthasar Erben: Sacred Concertos from Danzig (2021)

Abendmusiken Basel & Jörg-Andreas Bötticher - Balthasar Erben: Sacred Concertos from Danzig (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 355 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:18
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Coviello Classics

Balthasar Erben, born in Danzig in 1626, was a cosmopolitan. When he applied for the position of Kapellmeister at the main church of St. Mary in his home town at the age of 27, the council granted him a generous grant so that he could "look around the world and perfect himself as a composer". Erben was on the road in Europe for five years and visited all the centers of musical culture up to Rome.

Gerd Guglhör, Neue Hofkapelle München, orpheus chor münchen - Vogler: Requiem; Haydn: Te Deum (2009)

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Gerd Guglhör, Neue Hofkapelle München, orpheus chor münchen - Vogler: Requiem; Haydn: Te Deum (2009)

Gerd Guglhör, Neue Hofkapelle München, orpheus chor münchen - Vogler: Requiem; Haydn: Te Deum (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 66:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: OehmsClassics | OC 922 | Recorded: 2008

Georg Joseph Vogler, called Abbé Vogler, was born in Würzburg in 1749. He became famous as an expert in music theory, conductor and composer. In 1772, he accepted a position at the court of Prince Elector Karl Theodor in Mannheim and later followed his employer to Munich. From 1786 onwards, he worked at the court of the kings of Sweden as a conductor.

Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)

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Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)

Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 57:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617159 | Recorded: 2003

The world has not yet fully discovered the riches of the impressive music libraries and archives of Portugal. They testify to the often complex trajectories followed all over Europe by a repertoire of splendid pieces, many of them showing the extent to which the Italian style had taken root in eighteenth-century Portugal. The superb mass by Pergolesi recorded here is a highly characteristic example. But the ensemble Turicum wanted to go even further in their exploration of this repertoire, accompanying the mass with performances of works by composers now totally (and unjustly) unknown, such as Antonio Gallassi and David Perez, not to mention Leonardo leo, acknowledged in his own time as a supreme master of sacred music.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20949 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3717 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 94 min | 6,62 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This is exceptional. There are certainly many different valid ways to perform the Missa solemnis, but it's hard to imagine they will surpass this outstanding version…The Royal Concertgebouw is on absolutely top form…As for the soloists, it is hard to recall a Solemnis quartet who blend so well while retaining their mesmeric individuality. (BBC Music Magazine)