The Sound and the Fury - Johannes Ockeghem: Missa 'L'homme arme', Missa prolationum (2008)

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The Sound and the Fury - Johannes Ockeghem: Missa 'L'homme arme', Missa prolationum (2008)

The Sound and the Fury - Johannes Ockeghem: Missa 'L'homme armé', Missa prolationum (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 214 Mb | Total time: 61:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF Alte Musik | # LS 11428 | Recorded: 2006

Only a few reliable biographical data have been preserved on Johannes Ockeghem: at the beginning of the 1450s, presumably between the ages of 30 and 35, he was appointed as a singer to the French royal court, where he remained until his death in 1497.

Nino Sanzogno, RAI Orchestra & Chorus 'Alessandro Scarlatti', Mirella Freni - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Griselda (2001)

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Nino Sanzogno, RAI Orchestra & Chorus 'Alessandro Scarlatti', Mirella Freni - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Griselda (2001)

Nino Sanzogno, RAI Orchestra & Chorus "Alessandro Scarlatti", Mirella Freni - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Griselda (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 551 Mb | Total time: 118:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera D'oro | # OPD-1308 | Recorded: 1970

Alessandro Scarlatti was both the most celebrated vocal composer of his day, and one of the most prolific to ever live. In his lifetime (1660-1725) he composed nearly 700 cantatas and 66 operas. He was also far more famous then than his son Domenico, whose harpsichord sonatas today have all but completely eclipsed his father's works.

Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Folies d'Espagne (2008)

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Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Folies d'Espagne (2008)

Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Paul Rousseau, Mauricio Buraglia, Pierre Trocellier - Marin Marais: Folies d'Espagne (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 622 Mb | Total time: 65:45+58:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | # Lidia 0301195-08 | Recorded: 2008

Compositeur, pédagogue et joueur de basse de viole à la cour, Marin Marais haussa le jeu de la viole soliste au plus haut niveau de raffinement. Il composa plus de cinq cents pièces, toutes annotées avec précision, sur lesquelles se mesurèrent tous les joueurs de viole de l’époque. Il publia cinq livres pour cet instrument dont certains en duo ou trio.

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2001)

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Jean-Patrice Brosse - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2001)

Jean-Patrice Brosse - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 472 Mb | Total time: 76:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | # PV700026 | Recorded: 2000

French musician Jean-Patrice Brosse is a versatile performer on both harpsichord and organ. In his discography of over 50 recordings, he has concentrated on French music, exploring the works of such composers as Couperin, Dandrieu, Corrette, Agincourt, and Balbastre. He has also made a number of thematic recordings, such as Le Clavecin au siècle de Louis XIV, Battles at Versailles, and A Concert of Bird Music at Versailles. Brosse is artistic director of the Festival du Comminges and directs the ensemble Concerto Rococo.

Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un Goût Etranger (1997)

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Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un Goût Etranger (1997)

Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Paul Rousseau, Mauricio Buraglia, Pierre Trocellier, Magali Imbert - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un Goût Etranger (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 555 Mb | Total time: 46:00+61:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | # PV797022/23 | Recorded: 1996

Compositeur, pédagogue et joueur de basse de viole à la cour, Marin Marais haussa le jeu de la viole soliste au plus haut niveau de raffinement. Il composa plus de cinq cents pièces, toutes annotées avec précision, sur lesquelles se mesurèrent tous les joueurs de viole de l’époque. Il publia cinq livres pour cet instrument dont certains en duo ou trio.

Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Suite à 3 violes du Quatrième Livre (1992)

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Jean-Louis Charbonnier - Marin Marais: Suite à 3 violes du Quatrième Livre (1992)

Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Anne-Marie Lasla, Marion Middenway, Mauricio Buraglia, Mirella Giardelli - Marin Marais: Suite à 3 violes du Quatrième Livre (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 52:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | # PV.792112 | Recorded: 1992

"On peut dire que Marais a porté la Viole à son plus haut degré de perfection , et qu'il est le premier qui en a fait connoître toute l'étendue et toute les beautés par le grand nombre d'excellentes pièces qu'il a composées pour cet Instrument, et par la manière admirable dont il les exécutoît", écrivait Evrard Titon du Tillet dans ses "Vies des Musiciens (..) du règne de Louis le Grand"(1), avant de rappeler que Sainte Colombe, Maître de Marais, ne manquait pas de "rendre toujours justice [à son élève] sur le progrès étonnant qu'il avoit fait sur la Viole ; et étant un jour dans une compagnie où Marais jouoit de la Viole, ayant été interrogé par des personnes de distinction sur ce qu'il pensoit de sa manière de jouer, il leur répondit qu'il y avoit des Elèves qui pouvoient surpasser leur Maître, mais que le jeune Marais n'en trouverais jamais qui le surpassât. Pour rendre la Viole plus sonore Marais est le premier qui ait imaginé de faire filer en laiton les trois dernières cordes des Basses."

Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Paul Rousseau, Mauricio Buraglia, Pierre Trocellier - Marais: Six suites d'un goût français (1996)

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Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Paul Rousseau, Mauricio Buraglia, Pierre Trocellier - Marais: Six suites d'un goût français (1996)

Jean-Louis Charbonnier, Paul Rousseau, Mauricio Buraglia, Pierre Trocellier - Marin Marais: Six suites d'un goût français (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 53:01+53:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | # PV796012/13 | Recorded: 1994

"On peut dire que Marais a porté la Viole à son plus haut degré de perfection , et qu'il est le premier qui en a fait connoître toute l'étendue et toute les beautés par le grand nombre d'excellentes pièces qu'il a composées pour cet Instrument, et par la manière admirable dont il les exécutoît", écrivait Evrard Titon du Tillet dans ses "Vies des Musiciens (..) du règne de Louis le Grand"(1), avant de rappeler que Sainte Colombe, Maître de Marais, ne manquait pas de "rendre toujours justice [à son élève] sur le progrès étonnant qu'il avoit fait sur la Viole ; et étant un jour dans une compagnie où Marais jouoit de la Viole, ayant été interrogé par des personnes de distinction sur ce qu'il pensoit de sa manière de jouer, il leur répondit qu'il y avoit des Elèves qui pouvoient surpasser leur Maître, mais que le jeune Marais n'en trouverais jamais qui le surpassât. Pour rendre la Viole plus sonore Marais est le premier qui ait imaginé de faire filer en laiton les trois dernières cordes des Basses."

New York Polyphony - Francisco de Penalosa: Lamentationes (2019)

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New York Polyphony - Francisco de Penalosa: Lamentationes (2019)

New York Polyphony - Francisco de Peñalosa: Lamentationes (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 331 Mb | Total time: 56'41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-2407 SACD | Recorded: 2019

Renaissance music from Spain has come to mean the works of composers such as Tomás Luís de Victoria or Francisco Guerrero rather than their predecessors. But composers such as Francisco de Peñalosa – who died in 1528, the same year that Guerrero was born – were musicians of genuine imagination and skill, whose work often shows a formidable individuality. The most recent edition of Peñalosa’s oeuvre lists 22 works as genuine: masses, lamentations, hymns and motets. From these, New York Polyphony have selected two highly expressive Lamentations, intended for services held during Holy Week and setting biblical texts bemoaning the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC. Besides two brief motets, Peñalosa is also represented by sections from his Missa L’homme armé, one of the many examples from the 15th to the 17th century of cyclic masses based on secular melodies.

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cristobal de Morales: Magnificat, Motets, Lamentations (2008)

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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cristobal de Morales: Magnificat, Motets, Lamentations (2008)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cristóbal de Morales: Magnificat, Motets, Lamentations (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 72:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67694 | Recorded: 2007

Morales was the first Spanish composer to achieve true international fame, and was described by contemporaries as ‘the light of Spain in music’. Although he is relatively well-represented in recordings, a few pieces have attracted the attention of performers at the expense of the majority of his output. This recording aims to begin filling that gap by presenting works which are so far underexposed, yet which are of extremely high quality.

Anthony Halstead, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra - Johan Helmich Roman: Music for a Royal Wedding (1997)

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Anthony Halstead, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra - Johan Helmich Roman: Music for a Royal Wedding (1997)

Anthony Halstead, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra - Johan Helmich Roman: Music for a Royal Wedding (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 335 Mb | Total time: 72:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553733 | Recorded: 1996

Johan Helmich Roman was only 17 when he was accepted into the musicians of the Swedish royal chapel, but it was to be in England that he received much of his subsequent musical education. He returned to Sweden when he was 27 and was immediately appointed Deputy Master at the royal chapel, and six years became the Chief Master. During his early years of composition we can date very little, but from the 1720's his works are well documented, several cantatas being written for the royal court, with a particularly fine Feste Musicale coming from 1725.

Anthony Lewis, Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Deller - Handel: Sosarme, re di Media (2001)

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Anthony Lewis, Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Deller - Handel: Sosarme, re di Media (2001)

Anthony Lewis, Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Deller - Handel: Sosarme, re di Media (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 591 Mb | Total time: 75:16+70:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera d'Oro | # OPD-1319 | Recorded: 1955

Following the premiere performance of Handel's opera "Sosarme, re di Media" on 15 February 1732, Viscount Percival remarked that, the work is well received in the city, and quite rightly so, for it is one of the best I have ever heard. The intrigue-laced plot goes back to 14th century historical events, when a dispute about succession broke out between King Dionysius (Denis), his son Alfonso and King Ferdinand IV of Castile. Following the last performance of Sosarme in 1734, the work slumbered for some two hundred years until British composer, conductor and musicologist Anthony Lewis revived Handel's composition in 1954. This recording, featuring the St. Anthony Singers and St. Cecilia Orchestra and conducted by Lewis, vouches for historical authenticity last but not least thanks to an ensemble of singers well-versed in Handel's works, including counter-tenor Alfred Deller and contralto Helen Watts.

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2008)

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Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2008)

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2008)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 189 min | 6,86 + 3,11 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese| Recorded: 1977

Decca has released an elegant performance of Strauss's Arabella, Sir George Solti's second commercial recording of the work. The first is the 1957 version which is rightfully famous, with a cast headed by Lisa Della Cassa, Hilde Gueden and George London, with the Vienna Philharmonic. There also is a performance from the 1958 Salzburg Festival with Gueden and London, long discontinued. Now we have this magnificent 1977 Unitel film directed with the greatest sensitivity by Otto Schenk who always has the camera in the right place. The performance is superb in every way.

Magdalena Kožená, Marek Štryncl, Musica Florea - Bach: Arias (1997)

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Magdalena Kožená, Marek Štryncl, Musica Florea - Bach: Arias (1997)

Magdalena Kožená, Marek Štryncl, Musica Florea - Bach: Arias (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 223 Mb | Total time: 54:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 457 3672 | Recorded: 1996

A collection of arias selected from Bach's sacred works, featuring among others the evergreen favourite 'Schafe können sicher weiden' (better known by its English title 'Sheep may safely graze') and the haunting 'Erbarme dich' from the St Matthew Passion.
– David Smith

Sergio Balestracci, Orchestra della Stagione Armonica - Caldara: La Clemenza di Tito (2004)

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Sergio Balestracci, Orchestra della Stagione Armonica - Caldara: La Clemenza di Tito (2004)

Sergio Balestracci, Orchestra della Stagione Armonica - Caldara: La Clemenza di Tito (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 717 Mb | Total time: 68:32+77:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | # GB 2360/61-2 | Recorded: 2003

Retrouvailles importantes pour l'histoire de l'opéra que cet enregistrement de la première Clemenzo di Tito, l'un des plus fameux livrets de Pietro Metastasio, immortalisé par Mozart et Gluck. Antonio Caldara, le " Bach italien" installé à Vienne à la cour de Charles VI après une carrière à Barcelone, est un jalon musical essentiel entre Scarlatti, Porpora et les classiques viennois. Il partagera avec Metastasio, poète lauréat, le devant de la scène autrichienne pendant vingt ans. A l'écoute de certains numéros de cette oeuvre donnée le 4novembre 1734 dans des décors de Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, on comprend l'impact de Caldara comme compositeur lyrique…

Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Nederlands Kamerkoor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2002)

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Frans Bruggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Nederlands Kamerkoor - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2002)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Nederlands Kamerkoor - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 160:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 473 263-2 | Recorded: 1996

This is a St Matthew Passion which should please many readers. Bruggen’s interpretation is eloquent, thoughtful in matters of style and expressive content, and it benefits from a textural clarity which few competitors can rival. All aspects of Bach’s miraculous score are taken into account.