Juliette Hurel & Hélène Couvert - Compositrices : À l'aube du XXe siècle (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Juliette Hurel & Hélène Couvert - Compositrices : À l'aube du XXe siècle (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Juliette Hurel & Hélène Couvert - Compositrices : À l'aube du XXe siècle (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 64:15 minutes | 600 MB
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Juliette Hurel and Hélène Couvert, who have long enjoyed a close rapport on the concert platform and on disc, here celebrate five French women composers at the turn of the twentieth century. Countess Clémence de Grandval was the composer of some sixty songs, of which Saint-Saëns said: ‘They would certainly be famous if their composer did not have what many people regard as the irremediable defect of being a woman.’

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 8: La Roxolana (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

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Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 8: La Roxolana (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 8: La Roxolana (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 76:34 minutes | 2.42 GB
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For its eighth volume, Haydn2032 invites us on a musical journey that takes the Balkan route. Of all the ‘Viennese Classical School’, Joseph Haydn is certainly the composer closest to folk music, first because he spent his early years in the countryside and also because, unlike his colleagues who worked in the urban centres of the Habsburg monarchy, Haydn was in contact with Croats, Roma and Hungarians throughout his life. These influences were omnipresent in his music, to the delight of Prince Nikolaus I Esterházy and his guests, but by some accounts were not to the taste of many music theorists in Germany.

A Nocte Temporis, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Charpentier: Orphée aux enfers (2020) [24/96]

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A Nocte Temporis, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Charpentier: Orphée aux enfers (2020) [24/96]

A Nocte Temporis, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Charpentier: Orphée aux enfers (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:06 minutes | 1.51 GB
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The Orpheus myth was as important for the birth of opera in France as it had been in Italy. In 1684, Charpentier composed a work for three voices, Orphée descendant aux Enfers. With this piece, remarkable for its style and concision, he showed how well he had assimilated Carissimi's art. It is a dramatic scene, similar to the sacred histories of the Roman master. The text, by an unknown author, narrates Orpheus quest for his beloved in the Underworld.

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Beethoven: String Quintets Op. 29 and 104, Fugue Op. 137 (2020) [24/48]

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WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Beethoven: String Quintets Op. 29 and 104, Fugue Op. 137 (2020) [24/48]

WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players - Beethoven: String Quintets Op. 29 and 104, Fugue Op. 137 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 66:08 minutes | 650 MB
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With this recording of chamber music composed by Beethoven at three key moments in his life, Alpha begins a collaboration with the WDR of Cologne and its various ensembles. Here a group of chamber musicians from the symphony orchestra presents the string quintets op.29 (1801) and op.104 (1817), thus linking Beethoven’s exuberant early period with that of the worry, discouragement and anguish caused by the conflict over custody of his nephew Karl. The disc comes to a majestic conclusion with the Fugue, op.137 (1817).