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Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio - Lamenti Barocchi (2011)

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Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio - Lamenti Barocchi (2011)

Sergio Vartolo, Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio - Lamenti Barocchi (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 885 Mb | Total time: 66:31+72:52+75:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.503241 | Recorded: 1995

The lament became a current and important feature of Italian Baroque monody, with its rhetorical and therefore dramatic connotations, generally set over a four-note descending bass line. The best known, though not the earliest, of these laments is probably Monteverdi's Lamento d'Arianna, a later version of which, with a sacred Latin text, was included in the composer's Selva morale e spirituale, published in Venice in 1641. In 1607 Monteverdi had provided the music for a favola in musica performed at the court of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga in Mantua, where the composer was maestro di cappella. Orfeo, with a libretto by Alessandro striggio, has a literary source in the Metamorphoses of Ovid. The success of Orfeo led to the creation of a new dramatic work, a tragedy in musica, in 1608, a deliberate attempt, as the pastoral Orfeo was not, to create a work that would in some way revive ancient Greek tragedy.

Wiltener Sangerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Part: Babel (2015)

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Wiltener Sangerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Part: Babel (2015)

Wiltener Sängerknaben, Johannes Stecher - Arvo Pärt: Babel (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Col Legno | # WWE 1CD 20427 | 00:57:24

This is the first ever recording of Arvo Pärt’s wonderful vocal music performed by a boys’ choir. The year of release of this album is also the year when the Estonian composer celebrates his eightieth birthday. More than four decades ago, the musician Arvo Pärt fell silent, and went into retreat for eight years. His silence gave rise to a new kind of music, which has gained him international fame. “I have discovered that it is enough if a single note is beautifully played,” Pärt once said. Based on his study of the cathedrals of sound of the Renaissance or even earlier periods, the composer has developed a very personal and original style: music inspired by spirituality, striving to accomplish the ideal of perfect simplicity, of laying bare the pure essence. An everlasting stopping and pausing: eternity. At the same time a continuous flowing and being carried away: the transitory nature of time.

Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - François Couperin: L'Apothéose de Lully & Leçons de ténèbres (2017)

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Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - François Couperin: L'Apothéose de Lully & Leçons de ténèbres (2017)

Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo - François Couperin: L'Apothéose de Lully & Leçons de ténèbres (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 70:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68093 | Recorded: 2013, 2014

The delightful scenario of L'Apothéose de Lully imagines the composer Lully, one of François Couperin s forebears at the court of Louis XIV, being wafted up to Mount Parnassus by Apollo. There, he meets the Italian muses, and the music becomes that synthesis of the French and Italian styles which Couperin so admired. All of this is captured with grace in Arcangelo's playing under its founder, Jonathan Cohen. The other work on the disc is the sacred Leçons de ténèbres, sung with purity by sopranos Katherine Watson and Anna Dennis and revealing another side to Couperin's art.

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Matheus de Perusio: Virelais, Ballades, Caccia (1998)

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Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Matheus de Perusio: Virelais, Ballades, Caccia (1998)

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Matheus de Perusio: Virelais, Ballades, Caccia (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 61:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 62928 | Recorded: 1996

Under the leadership of Paul Van Nevel, Belgium's Huelgas Ensemble continue their journey into medieval music on Perusio, a distinguished and imaginative collection of performances including "Helas Avril," "Ave Sancta Mundi Salus," "Gloria spiritus et alme" and "Laurea Martiri – Conlaudanda est."

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 73 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2091 SACD | Time: 01:14:35

Mozart's Requiem is one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this is of course its musical qualities; but even before that, legends had begun to form around the work - that it was written to fulfill an anonymous commission received through 'an unknown, grey stranger' - is the stuff of mystery novels, while the fact that Mozart fell ill and died while composing it has been exploited to great melodramatic effect. One thing that we know for certain is that its first performance took place at a memorial service for Mozart only days after his death. The performers used the composer's incomplete autograph, but very soon attempts to complete the work were set in motion by Mozart's widow. In 1800 the Requiem, in Franz Xaver Süssmayr's completion, appeared in print; it is this version that is still by far the most widely performed. Many have tried to improve on it, however, or make their own versions based on the autograph. For this recording, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan commissioned a new performing edition.

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

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VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:35
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Resonus Classics

Dubai-based British composer Joanna Marsh has a growing international reputation for new works across many genres. Here, the choir of her alma mater, Sidney Sussex College, with their director David Skinner celebrate her recent position as composer-in-residence of the college with this new album of choral and instrumental works, including a number of premiere recordings.

LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

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LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

Antonín Dvořák - Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs
Lisa Milne, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo soprano; Peter Auty, tenor; Peter Rose, bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: LPO | # LPO-0042 | Time: 01:24:41

Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvorák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvorák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'. It's a conviction stamped through the composer's illuminating, fervent score.

Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Requiem (2013)

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Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Requiem (2013)

Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Requiem (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28013 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 24,0 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3968 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 93 min | 6,55 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

A Verdi Requiem with a dream line-up of soloists and the forces of La Scala, Milan, directed by one of the greatest maestros of our time. Preceding acclaimed performances at the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals, Barenboim and his magnificent partners recorded this masterpiece around a live performance at La Scala, Milan, in 2012. This marks the first audio recording by Barenboim in his role as La Scala’s Music Director.

Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

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Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, KV 626 (2000)
Vasiljka Jezovsek, Soprano; Claudia Schubert, Contralto
Marcus Ullmann, Tenor; Michael Voile, Bass
Barockorchester and Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | # 83.207 | Time: 00:46:15

Frieder Bernius and his Stuttgart forces weigh in with one of the finer Mozart Requiems in a very crowded field–and to ensure this performance’s relative exclusivity, it’s one of only a handful of recordings that use the edition by Franz Beyer, an intelligent and persuasive 1971 effort to correct “obvious textural errors” and some decidedly un-Mozartian features in the orchestration attributable to Franz Süssmayr, Mozart’s pupil/assistant who completed the work after the master’s death. This live concert performance from 1999 offers well-set tempos (including a vigorous Kyrie fugue), infectious rhythmic energy from both chorus and orchestra, robust, precise, musically compelling choral singing, a first rate quartet of soloists–and, especially considering its concert-performance setting, impressively detailed and vibrant sonics. The CD also features informative notes by Beyer himself.

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem (2021)

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The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem (2021)

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 160 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:42:26
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Signum Classics

Bill Ives has enjoyed a rich and varied career as both performer and composer (Grayston Ives). These experiences, culminating in nearly two decades as Informator Choristarum (Director of Music) at Magdalen College, Oxford, are reflected in a compositional style which is complex yet accessible, rich and colourful. His choral music comes from the heart, and this deeply personal reaction to the texts enables the performer or listener to engage with and enjoy the music to its full extent.

Nicole Favre - Y Te Lo Digo Yo (2021)

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Nicole Favre - Y Te Lo Digo Yo (2021)

Nicole Favre - Y Te Lo Digo Yo (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 195 MB | Cover | 29:06 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67 MB
Pop, R&B, latin | Label: Universal Music Mexico

Tras firmar con Universal Music México, la cantante peruana Nicole Favre lanza su primer álbum con el objetivo de crear un sonido global sin centrarse en un género en específico.

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

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Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli,  New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 561 Mb | Total time: 72:04+75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75383 2 | Recorded: 1969-70, 1971

This double CD makes an excellent introduction to two great works even if other individual recordings might be preferable. This is particularly true of the Mozart in that although the ladies are peerless vocally, Barenboim's conducting is quite heavy and neither Gedda - typically somewhat pinched and throaty at times - nor Fischer-Dieskau - too light and woolly of tone for the bass-baritone required - is ideal.

Álvaro Soler - Magia (2021)

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Álvaro Soler - Magia (2021)

Álvaro Soler - Magia (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 258 MB | Cover | 38:05 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 88 MB
Pop, Latin | Label: Airforce1

Since 2015, the now 30-year-old Spanish-German musician Alvaro Soler, who lived in Tokyo for seven years and speaks six languages, has had successes for other decades: more than 80 gold and platinum awards worldwide, two million albums sold, a total of over 2.5 billion audio streams and 1.5 billion streams for its videos. Plus shows with superstar J-Lo in Las Vegas and Miami, “X Factor” judge in Italy, guest on the award-winning German TV show “Sing my Song - the exchange concert” and coach at “The Voice Kids” in 2021.

Alamire with Fretwork, David Skinner - Thomas Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

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Alamire with Fretwork, David Skinner - Thomas Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

Thomas Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)
Alamire with Fretwork, directed by David Skinner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Obsidian | # CD716 | Time: 01:15:36

English composer Thomas Tallis witnessed dramatic changes of religion under four monarchs, and his career accordingly represents the development of polyphonic church music in Renaissance England. Along with his student and fellow Roman Catholic, William Byrd, Tallis was one of the earliest composers to publish music under royal patent in England, and his works demonstrated the shifting doctrines and styles of liturgy in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. This 2017 Obsidian release features one piece with a text by Henry VIII's sixth and last wife, Katherine Parr, which gives the album its title, though the mix of Roman Catholic and Anglican pieces on the program suggests that "songs of Reformation" may be seen as one-sided. In any case, the performances by the vocal ensemble Alamire and the viol consort Fretwork put the emphasis on Tallis and his varied output, rather than on the theological preferences of royalty. The result is a well-balanced portrait of Tallis, and his choral music is given transparent textures and clear diction by the 14-voice choir, which maintains independence of parts while offering an evenly blended tone.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Miserere mei (2017)

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Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Miserere mei (2017)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Miserere mei; Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 57:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | MDG 602 1994-2 | Recorded: 1988, 1994

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was a child of his times, which were characterised by new beginnings and profound changes in the political and cultural arena as well as in the societal and philosophical spheres. The “Miserere” and the motet “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” on this recording beautifully document these transformations. MDG is now presenting an archive production that has achieved historic status. Hermann Max, a pioneer in the field of historically informed performance practice, performs with the Rheinische Kantorei and his “Das Kleine Konzert” ensemble in a production for the Western German Radio (WDR).