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Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

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Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5
Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | 01:54:02 | Scans ~ 62 Mb
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | German-Latin AC3 5.0, 448 kbps or AC3 2.0, 192 kbps
Subs: English, German | 02:00:31 | ~ 4.1 Gb | Label: Orange Mountain | # 0071/OMM5004
Classical, Minimalism, Opera

Philip Glass' opera from 2009 explores the life of scientist Johannes Kepler though a series of dramatic scenes with two hours of Glass' music. Kepler in many ways hearkens back to Glass' portrait operas of the early 1980s and continues the composers interest in scientists after having also written operas on Einstein and Galileo. The opera premiered at the Landestheater Linz in 2009 as part of Linz 09, the European Cultural Capital, and continues the amazing 30 year collaboration between Glass and the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the music director of both the Landestheater Linz and its orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester Linz who has also recorded Glass' music extensively for the Orange Mountain Music label including Glass Symphonies 6, 7, and 8, and Glass' large scale opera The Voyage which was originally written for the Metropolitan Opera. Kepler is a refreshing return to large scale symphonic writing for the opera house. Recent Glass operas including Waiting for the Barbarians and Appomattox carry more dialogue and intimate narrative scenes whereas Kepler is a musical dedication to the life of this great scientists - triumphs and human flaws.

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker - Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur, Veni Sancte Spiritus (2003) (Repost)

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The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker - Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur, Veni Sancte Spiritus (2003) (Repost)

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker - Palestrina: Missa Dum complerentur, Veni Sancte Spiritus (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:07 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67353

The music of the sixteenth-century composer Palestrina is still today at the heart of many of the Roman Catholic services sung all around the world. The congregation at Westminster Cathedral is particularly fortunate to hear on a regular basis this inspirational music sung by one of the finest choirs in the world, and this album focuses on music for Whitsuntide.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: Messe C-Dur KV.262; Litaniae Es-Dur KV.243 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: Messe C-Dur KV.262;  Litaniae Es-Dur KV.243 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Choir - Mozart: Messe C-Dur KV.262; Litaniae Es-Dur KV.243 (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27943 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 74 min | 21,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3870 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 74 min | 3,99 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

For the "Ouverture spirituelle", featuring sacred music within the Salzburg Festival, Nikolaus Harnoncourt chose two seldom heard works by Mozart. Together with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and his Concentus Musicus Wien ensemble, he conducts the Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento K.243 and the Missa longa in C major K.262 in the unique venue that is Salzburg Cathedral, a jewel of Baroque architecture. These two highly expressive works were written by Mozart when he was a mere twenty years old.

Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg (2017)

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Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg (2017)

Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:48:49 | 116 MB
Label: Carus

With its highly complex and artful opening chorus, the cantata Ein feste Burg is one of the highlights among Bach's cantatas. With the Kammerchor Stuttgart under Frieder Bernius and the soloists Sarah Wegener, David Allsopp, Thomas Hobbs and Peter Harvey, this masterpiece finds a more than adequate recording here. The cantata is supplemented by the Missa brevis in G minor, BWV 235, one of the four Lutheran masses Bach composed at the end of the 1730s.

Chandos Baroque Players - Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah (2002)

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Chandos Baroque Players - Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah (2002)

Chandos Baroque Players - Jan Dismas Zelenka: The Lamentations of Jeremiah (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 73:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDH55106 | Recorded: 1990

These lamentations are beautifully conceived by Zelenka who has a knack for providing wonderful melodies imbued with mysticism and dignity both for chorus and orchestra. Each lamentation is about twenty four minutes long and is split into two parts that contain some crafty, intelligent writing. The three soloists are quite magnificent in their portrayals of Christ's passion with Michael George particularly impressive in all pieces.
The Chandos Baroque Players are always up to the forefront of proceedings and provide admirably succinct accompaniments. Hyperion has also retained the excellent notes that accompanied the original issue and as I already mentioned, this is now one of the most satisfying releases in the sterling Helios series.
(Gerald Fenech)

Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017)

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Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017)

Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:32 min | 373 MB
Label: Reference Recordings | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

The Utah Symphony is one of America s major symphony orchestras and a leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West. It is recognized internationally for its distinctive performances, commitment to music education programs, history and recording legacy. Here they join with the internationally-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to present a thrilling and authoritative interpretation of the immense Mahler Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

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Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:30 min | 321 MB
Label: Fra Bernardo | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The Domkantorei St. Pölten, under the direction of Otto Kargl, is one of the most profound amateur choirs in Austria. The group was founded in 1992 by Kappelmeister Otto Kargle. It is an exquisite special ensemble with only about 20 members and the group is mainly concerned with music written prior to the year 1800 as well as contemporary choral literature. In addition to the liturgical service at the cathedral church in St. Polten, the ensemble regularly performs at the Carinthian Summer, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Musica Sacra Festival, and the Festspielhaus St. Polten.

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.

Krzysztof Penderecki & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir - Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Vol. 2 (2017)

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Krzysztof Penderecki & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir - Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Vol. 2 (2017)

Krzysztof Penderecki & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir - Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:33:32 | 220 MB
Label: WM Poland

The first album from the series Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki conducts Penderecki was widely acclaimed and garnered several awards, including a GRAMMY (Best Choral Music Album) along with major prizes from the Fryderyks, O!Lśnienie (the Onet.pl website) and many others. These accolades affirm that the release of this album is not only a historic event – the composer conducting his own works for the first time recording with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir – but also serves as a reminder that classical music is a great source of pride for Poland and a major attraction on the international scene.

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

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Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:04 min | 322 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, ‘of staggering profundity, purity and beauty’ (ffff Télérama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach.

Ensemble LaCappella - Raunächte: The Twelve Nights after Christmas (2017)

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Ensemble LaCappella - Raunächte: The Twelve Nights after Christmas (2017)

Ensemble LaCappella - Raunächte: The Twelve Nights after Christmas (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:31 | 113 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Rondeau Records

Raunächte’: these are the twelve cold, dark nights that, across Northern Europe, are steeped in myths and spirituality. The various ensembles of the LaCappella family present compositions that capture their very unique atmosphere, telling stories of stillness, snow, and joyful expectation.

Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis - Codex Sanblasinus: Medieval Mass for the Feast of the Annuntiation (2004)

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Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis - Codex Sanblasinus: Medieval Mass for the Feast of the Annuntiation (2004)

Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis - Codex Sanblasinus: Medieval Mass for the Feast of the Annuntiation (2004)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:03 | 261 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hungaroton | Catalog: HCD 32200

Hungaraton's Codex Sanblasianus: Medieval Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation is a rather mysterious entry for a number of reasons. One will look in vain for the title "Codex Sanblasianus" anywhere outside the context of this disc, and that raises a red flag as to exactly what manuscript János Mezei and the Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis is referring. It is British Museum Add. 27630, a South German manuscript from the second half of the fourteenth century.

Christophe Coin, Les Chantres de la Chapelle, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges - Mondonville: Grand Motets (1997)

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Christophe Coin, Les Chantres de la Chapelle, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges - Mondonville: Grand Motets (1997)

Christophe Coin, Les Chantres de la Chapelle, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges - Mondonville: Grand Motets (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:09 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Auvidis Astree | Catalog: E8614

Perhaps the leading post-Harnoncourt cellist in the early music movement, Christophe Coin has developed a particular interest in music of late eighteenth century Vienna. He began studying the cello as a child in Caen, then enrolled in the Paris Conservatory, where his principal teacher was André Navarra. After taking first prize in a conservatory competition, Coin moved to Vienna where, at the Academy for Music, he became a disciple of Nikolaus Harnoncourt and performed in the latter's Concentus Musicus.

La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

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La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.

David Lol Perry - Three Wings (2017)

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David Lol Perry - Three Wings (2017)

David Lol Perry - Three Wings
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:26 min | 297 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Three Wings is a sublime collection of 14th Century plainsong reimagined for the 21st Century with added electro-acoustic instrumentation by composer/producer David Lol Perry, and featuring the heavenly voices of the Winchester College Quiristers.