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Dorothee Mields, Hamburger Ratsmusik & Simone Eckert - Composed to the Soul (2016)

Posted By: SERTiL
Dorothee Mields, Hamburger Ratsmusik & Simone Eckert - Composed to the Soul (2016)

Dorothee Mields, Hamburger Ratsmusik & Simone Eckert - Composed to the Soul
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:34 min | 270 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Dorothee Mields has now joined forces with the gambist Simone Eckert and her Hamburger Ratsmusik for an entertaining programme featuring arias, quartets, and concertos by Carl Friedrich Abel and his contemporary Johann Adolf Hasse.

Locus Amoenus - Clessidra (2013)

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Locus Amoenus - Clessidra (2013)

Locus Amoenus - Clessidra (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 411 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 154 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Forming back in 2010 at Irpinia, Italy, and spending a couple of years touring and eventually recording, Locus Amoenus released their debut album `Clessidra' (Hourglass) on September 28th 2013, and it keeps up the strong tradition of dynamic Italian progressive releases from recent years. However, what sets them instantly apart is that band work at the darker, noisier and dirtier end of RPI, more influenced by the likes of Biglietto per L'Inferno and the dark jazz of Delirium due to the heavy attacking presence of sax and flute. The musicians contrast soft and heavy, electric and acoustic passages with plenty of building, brooding atmosphere.

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Miserere (1992)

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Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Miserere (1992)

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Miserere (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Polydor, 9866763 | ~ 350 or 117 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 17 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul, Funk, Pop Rock | Remastered

The album Miserere (Have Mercy) is much darker album than Fornaciari's previous works, made clear from the album's and same-titled song, as well theme. It reflects his intimate personal life from the time when lived in solitude and depression after the divorce…

Die Singphoniker - Magnificat (2016)

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Die Singphoniker - Magnificat (2016)

Die Singphoniker - Magnificat
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:10 min | 315 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Here, the polyphonic segments of the selected Magnificat compositions are based not on monophonic models but on preexistent compositions. Accordingly, here we have to do with parody works in which a procedure widespread in Masses is applied to the Magnificat. Forty of Lassos 101 Magnificat compositions are to be assigned to this type. These imitation Magnificats in no way involve a simple retextualization of preexistent works.

Stephen Stubbs - Handel Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 (2016)

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Stephen Stubbs - Handel Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 (2016)

Stephen Stubbs - Handel Acis and Galatea, HWV 49
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 106:59 min | 634 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2016

Both Acis and Galatea and the cantata Sarei troppo felice heard here represent decisive turning points in Handel's career. The Italian cantata came at the beginning of the one and half decades spent by Handel in the service of various patrons. Acis and Galatea marks the highpoint of this phase and therefore, like the cantata before it, clearly renders recognizable the musical means available to him in the private ensembles of his employers. Moreover, Acis and Galatea contains the musical and textual seeds of the English oratorio, which after 1742 completely supplanted opera compositions.

FEM - Sulla Bolla Di Sapone (2014)

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FEM - Sulla Bolla Di Sapone (2014)

FEM - Sulla Bolla Di Sapone (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 190 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fading Records (FAD-014)

Fading records is glad to announce the long-awaited first full-length album by the Italian band FEM (Forza Elettro Motrice), "Sulla Bolla Di Sapone". After their debut EP ("Epsilon", 2012), FEM reaches its full maturity with a concept, a tale of imagination and… symphonic prog-rock at its best. Their music starting from the classic 70s Italian Prog (PFM, Le Orme and above all Banco del Mutuo Soccorso) moves toward new and adventurous directions. The sound is rich of influences (progressive, fusion, classical music) but nevertheless distinctive, deeply introspective and emotional. The outstanding performance of the new singer, Massimo Sabbatini, emphasizes even more the above-mentioned features of the band. "Sulla Bolla Di Sapone" ("On The Soap Bubble") is based from a story by the German writer Kurd Lasswitz.

Andrea Bocelli - Cieli Di Toscana (2001)

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Andrea Bocelli - Cieli Di Toscana (2001)

Andrea Bocelli - Cieli Di Toscana (2001) {Special Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 393 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 191 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Classical Crossover, Vocal | Sugar Music / Polydor #589 245-2

Cieli di Toscana (Tuscan Skies) is Andrea Bocelli's eighth studio album, released in 2001. Cieli di Toscana sold millions of copies in a few weeks after its release, and quickly become the biggest selling album in the world in 2001, No. 1 on the CNN Worldbeat Global Album Chart. The album topped the charts in Sweden and the Netherlands, and reached the top 3 in at least 8 other countries, including the UK, where it spent two weeks at No. 3 on the albums chart, Bocelli's highest chart position in the country to date, and the highest chart position ever for a foreign-language pop album.

Jordi Savall - Giulio Caccini (c. 1550-1618) - Le Nuove Musiche (1984) {Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD 77164}

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Jordi Savall - Giulio Caccini (c. 1550-1618) - Le Nuove Musiche (1984) {Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD 77164}

Jordi Savall - Giulio Caccini (c. 1550-1618) - Le Nuove Musiche (1984) {Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD 77164}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 53 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1990 Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / BMG Classics | GD 77164
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque

Giulio Caccini (c.1550-1618) was born in Rome, and soon took up an important musical post in Florence under the Medicis. He was widely famous, and apparently a very controversial figure, having boasted of inventing the solo chordally-accompanied song. His two collections entited Nuove Musiche of 1602 & 1614 are certainly important to this development, and Caccini was one of a handful of composers to first work in this new style. However, it had become common practice to perform older madrigals in this way via intabulations, so any notion of invention is hazy at best. Nonetheless, Caccini's detailed ornaments given to the printed vocal part are a landmark in composition.

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Oro Incenso & Birra (1989)

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Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Oro Incenso & Birra (1989)

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari - Oro Incenso & Birra (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 839 539-2 | ~ 258 or 102 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 12 Mb
Soft Rock, Pop Rock

Adelmo Fornaciari is the real name of the talented Italian musician more commonly known to the world by his nickname Zucchero ("Sugar"), given to him by an elementary school teacher. He began playing the guitar in his home province of Reggio Emilia, focusing on music in the blues/R&B mold…

Maria Callas - Live & Alive: The Ultimate Live Collection Remastered (2017)

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Maria Callas - Live & Alive: The Ultimate Live Collection Remastered (2017)

Maria Callas - Live & Alive: The Ultimate Live Collection Remastered (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:12:08 | 302 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics, Parlophone

It is 40 years since Maria Callas died (16th September 1977), but she lives on as the epitome of the operatic diva. She has never lost her place among the top-selling classical artists. To mark this anniversary alongside the luxury boxset – 0190295844707 Maria Callas Live - Warner Classics also releases two compilations: 2CD Digipak 1LP Standard 180gr. These two collections benefit from the superb new remastering and convey thus Callas’ compelling genius as a singing actress with a new truthfulness and immediacy: Maria Callas Live and Alive! ü The passion and charisma of Maria Callas, performing live on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls, can now be experienced as never before – thanks to new audio remastering from the best available sources. These are performances that played a crucial part in creating the legend of Callas, La Divina, and which keep her thrilling art very much alive.

Rudy Rotta - Volo Sul Mondo (2017)

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Rudy Rotta - Volo Sul Mondo (2017)

Rudy Rotta - Volo Sul Mondo (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 284 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rock, R&B | Pepper Cake / ZYX Music #PEC 2107-2

Rudy Rotta - one of the most famous and best blues guitarists in Italy is back with his latest studio album Volo Sul Mondo. As the title suggests, it is - with the exception of the bonus track - an album completely in Italian! This is definitely not to be missed a blues fan!

Edita Gruberova, Delores Ziegler, Friedrich Haider - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (1995)

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Edita Gruberova, Delores Ziegler, Friedrich Haider - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (1995)

Edita Gruberova, Delores Ziegler, Friedrich Haider - Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:09:45 | 505 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Nightingale | Catalog: NC070563-2

Roberto Devereux stands as one of Donizetti's greatest achievements in dramatic opera, the other two being Lucrezia Borgia and Lucia di Lammermoor (in my realm of judgment). Like most lovers of bel canto and Donizetti, I'm led into this foray of musical richness through Lucia; which though a great opera, has been largely overperformed at the expense of his greater operas like Devereux and Borgia. Not venturing to extoll the relative merits of the operas mentioned here, I shall focus my review on this recording of Donizetti's seminal opera.

V.A. (feat. Mangala Vallis) - Canossa: Rock Opera (2006) Re-up

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V.A. (feat. Mangala Vallis) - Canossa: Rock Opera (2006) Re-up

V.A. (feat. Mangala Vallis) - Canossa: Rock Opera (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 445 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 183 Mb | Scans | 92 Mb | Time: 01:08:28
Tamburo a Vapore Records | TAVR 032006
Progressive Rock, RPI, Rock Opera

Seven prog bands from the region of Emilia, Italy, contribute to this unique rock oper about the historical events involving the ancient castle of Canossa, a medieval feud of northern Italy.

Maria Callas - Callas At La Scala (1955) {Warner Classics 0825646340125 rel 2014}

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Maria Callas - Callas At La Scala (1955) {Warner Classics 0825646340125 rel 2014}

Maria Callas - Callas At La Scala (1955) {Warner Classics 0825646340125 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 107 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2014 Warner Classics | 0825646340125
Classical / Opera / Soprano

Callas first sang at Milan’s legendary La Scala for the opening of the 1951–1952 season (in Verdi’s I vespri siciliani) and she became closely identified with the theatre, notably in productions directed by Luchino Visconti and his protégé Franco Zeffirelli. Spontini’s La vestale was staged for her there in 1954, Bellini’s La sonnambula in 1955, and her final La Scala performances came in 1962 with Cherubini’s Medea. ‘This wonderful record gives us … Callas at her most spell-binding and enthralling,’ wrote Gramophone. ‘Callas at La Scala … shows the diva at her most exciting and most beautiful.’

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari ‎- Blue's (1987)

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Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari ‎- Blue's (1987)

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari ‎– Blue's (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 833 077-2 | ~ 275 or 114 Mb | Scans(png) -> 7.91 Mb
Soul-Jazz, Gospel, Piano Blues, Pop Rock, Soul

The Blue's album ment Zucchero's breakthrough in Italy and certain parts of Europe, it's a nice mixture of rock, soul and a touch of blues. The cd contains many now Zucchero-classics like the original version of Senza una Donna, Con le mani, Pippo, Hey Man and the beautiful Hai Scelto Me…