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Stéphane Fuget, Les Epopées - Lully: Dies Irae; O Lachrymae; De Profundis (2021)

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Stéphane Fuget, Les Epopées - Lully: Dies Irae; O Lachrymae; De Profundis (2021)

Stéphane Fuget, Les Epopées - Lully: Dies Irae; O Lachrymae; De Profundis (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 367 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS 032 | Recorded: 2020

The great composer Jean-Baptiste Lully deployed all his musical science in his grand motets to express intense emotion; Madame de Sévigné said: "all eyes were filled with tears". With their large chorals, small ensembles, trios, duets, solos and orchestral symphonies, these large religious compositions are representative of the pomp deployed at Louis XIV's court, at the service of the monarch's absolute power. If O Lachrymae fideles, composed in winter 1664, goes from contained emotion to jubilant dance, the two other motets are deeply solemn.

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2008)

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Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2008)

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 430 Mb | Total time: 86:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | # CC76613 | Recorded: 2007

Monteverdi’s “Vespro della Beata Vergine” was published in 1610, together with his “Missa in illo tempore”. This edition is his first important collection of music for the Catholic service, although there is much uncertainty about how it came into being. In fact, it is a collection of various pieces which were most likely not conceived together as a self-contained unit.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - En Attendant: L'Art de la citation dans l'Italie des Visconti (1380-1410) (1996)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - En Attendant: L'Art de la citation dans l'Italie des Visconti (1380-1410) (1996)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - En Attendant: L'Art de la citation dans l'Italie des Visconti (1380-1410) (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 230 Mb | Total time: 53:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 23 | Recorded: 1995

The critically-acclaimed ensemble Mala Punica came into the limelight by the mid-Nineties with three illustrious, multi-award winning discs on Arcana, which revolutionized the world of medieval music: Ars subtilis Ytaliaca, D’Amor ragionando and En attendant. We have here what looks to be the last of Mala Punica's series on the Arcana label, and the most sophisticated yet. This is based on a program made up of pieces which quote others, and the resulting web of allusions is quite sophisticated, as is the literary style of the liner notes. Quite a nut to crunch.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Faventina: The liturgical music of Codex Faenza 117 (1380-1420) (2007)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Faventina: The liturgical music of Codex Faenza 117 (1380-1420) (2007)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Faventina: The liturgical music of Codex Faenza 117 (1380-1420) (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 323 Mb | Total time: 64:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | # AM 105 | Recorded: 2005

The Codex Faenza 117 features the richest instrumental variations of medieval plainchant masses and offices that have come down to us, including three pairs of Kyrie-Gloria settings, a ceremonial motet and several sections of a Marian office. Mala Punica’s ground-breaking recording of this repertoire has shown different possible combinations between voices and—mostly keyboard—instruments to be suitable for the repertoire. The program stages five voices and five instrumentalists.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia, Zaccara da Teramo: Missa Cantilena (1997)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia, Zaccara da Teramo: Missa Cantilena (1997)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia, Zaccara da Teramo: Missa Cantilena (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 60:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0630-17069-2 | Recorded: 1996

If you love medieval vocal music, you'll be fascinated by this unusual collection of mass movements written by two Italian composers– Matteo and Zaccara–that are juxtaposed and organized both to contrast their styles and to make programmatic sense. There's lots of fancy ornamentation and there are many dramatic moments, as well as sections of sweet, gentle lyricism–listen to Matteo's "Gloria," sung with heart- rending tenderness by soprano Jill Feldman. The singers are alternately accompanied by recorder, harp, fiddle, bells, and organ.

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

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Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)

Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Nelson Mass (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 64:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Coro | # COR16181 | Recorded: 2020

Experience two grand classics, alive with all the excitement and verve of their very first performances. Thrill to one of Haydn’s masterful ‘London’ symphonies that wowed England’s capital – the smash hit ‘Military’, so-called for intense depictions of the clash of arms and ferocious roar of war. In the epic Nelson Mass Handel and Haydn Society's magnificent chorus and soloists join the orchestra in this homage to the heroic admiral who helped to vanquish Napoleon.

Roxana Amed - ONTOLOGY (2021)

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Roxana Amed - ONTOLOGY (2021)

Roxana Amed - ONTOLOGY (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 420 MB | Cover | 1:12:44 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 167 MB
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: Sony Music Latin

Nová nahrávka argentinské zpěvačky Roxany Amed. Recenzi připravil Otakar Svoboda.

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

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Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)

Marie van Rhijn, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - Pergolesi, Vivaldi: Stabat Mater pour deux castrats (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 77:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chateau de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS033 | Recorded: 2020

Two countertenors for Pergolesis Stabat Mater: this is the resurrection of the first performance in France of this work, introduced by two Italian Castratos from the Royal Chapel of Louis XV, who were enthusiastic propagators of it both at Court and at the Concert Spirituel. Paris was conquered and saw in it the revolutionary mark of a Neapolitan genius, who alas passed away so young. Pergolesi, shortly before his death at the age of 26 and affected by illness, expressed the Virgins suffering with the language of passion more typical of opera.

Vittorio Zanon, Consortium Carissimi - Giacomo Carissimi: Motets à 1, 2, 3 voix & basse continue (2005)

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Vittorio Zanon, Consortium Carissimi - Giacomo Carissimi: Motets à 1, 2, 3 voix & basse continue (2005)

Vittorio Zanon, Consortium Carissimi - Giacomo Carissimi: Motets à 1, 2, 3 voix & basse continue (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 66:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # PV705011 | Recorded: 2003

This present CD recording of 12 Motets for 1, 2 & 3 Men’s Voices and Basso continuo of Giacomo Carissimi? might be best considered an oddity as much as an attempt to satisfy a curiosity. Since there are no existing autograph Motet manuscripts of Giacomo Carissimi, all manuscripts that have been transcribed by Consortium Carissimi are transcriptions themselves of Carissimi’s contemporaries. These transcriptions of both sacred and secular music come from Library Manuscripts or Early Printed Editions, consequently much if not all of this music has not been performed and heard since.

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

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Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)
Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier, artistic direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 370 | Time: 01:01:19

The Belgian early music group Vox Luminis has made several wonderful recordings of lesser-known Baroque repertory. They cultivate a distinctive sound with ten or 15 singers (here there are ten) and a small instrumental group, diverging completely from the general Italianate-operatic trend toward brisk tempos, sharp accents, and dramatic conceptions. Here they take on two very familiar works and meet the challenge of creating unique interpretations. Even in the splendid Bach Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 (sample one of the big choruses, perhaps "Fecit potentiam"), they are smooth and even delicate. The sound is all the more impressive in that leader Lionel Meunier does not really conduct; he sings in the choir itself. Yet the carefully burnished sound is extremely coherent. The effect is to deliver a personal aspect even to these highly public works. In this kind of reading there is the necessity for the performers to deliver text intelligibility and for the instrumentalists to deliver balance, and all succeed nicely, as do Alpha Classics' engineers, working in a pair of churches (Belgian for the Handel, Dutch for the Bach). This is a beautifully rendered representation of standard repertory that draws you into entirely new ways of looking at the music.

Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)

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Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)

Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 723 Mb | Total time: 73:59+78:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 56994 2 | Recorded: 1999-2000

With various record labels compiling complete works to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of Bach, EMI's more accessible approach is this luxurious anthology of the Baroque master's sacred music. Over two and a half hours, this program encompasses the grand scale of the Magnificat in D (BWV 243) and Missa Brevis in A (BWV 234). Between these are scared cantatas, the very popular choral Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140) contrasting with sensitive solo vocal writing in Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (BWV 12); motets; arias; and an organ prelude and fugue. It's a well-balanced program, covering every aspect of Bach's church music except the Passions.

Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)

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Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)

Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny & Jan Łukaszewski - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:29
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: DUX Records

Czarnecki as born in 1949 in Jelenia Góra. In 1963-1969, he attended the State Music School in Cz 281;stochowa as a piano class student. It was also there where he took contact with Prof. Romuald Twardowski, with whom he had his first composition lessons. In 1969-1974, he studied composition at the Warsaw Higher State School of Music (currently the Chopin University of Music) in the class of Prof. Piotr Perkowski and Prof. Romuald Twardowski. Vespers for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis) is a composition that is thoroughly imbued with the Christian tradition. It is almost a complete form of the evening breviary prayer of the Catholic Church written in Latin but already according to the post-conciliar liturgy. The present album features a complete recording of the said work, dedicated to His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Bach Collegium Japan, Soloists, Masaaki Suzuki - W.A. Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016) [Re-Up]

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Bach Collegium Japan, Soloists, Masaaki Suzuki - W.A. Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016) [Re-Up]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016)
Christian Immler, Makoto Sakurada, Carolyn Sampson, Olivia Vermeulen
Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2171 | Time: 01:11:17

As the mysterious opening bars of the Kyrie gradually emerge into the light, we know that this recording of Mozart’s glorious Great Mass in C minor is a special one: the tempi perfect, the unfolding drama of the choral writing so carefully judged, and, above it all, the crystalline beauty of soloist Carolyn Sampson’s soprano, floating like a ministering angel. Masaaki Suzuki’s meticulous attention to detail, so rewarding in his remarkable Bach recordings, shines throughout this disc, the playing alert, the choir responsive, the soloists thrilling. And there is the bonus of an exhilarating Exsultate, Jubilate with Sampson on top form.

The Orlando Consort - Beneath the Northern Star: The Rise of English Polyphony, 1270-1430 (2017)

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The Orlando Consort - Beneath the Northern Star: The Rise of English Polyphony, 1270-1430 (2017)

The Orlando Consort - Beneath the Northern Star:
The Rise of English Polyphony, 1270-1430 (2017)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Medieval | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68132 | Time: 01:12:13

This new album from The Orlando Consort charts the radical development of music between the late thirteenth and mid fifteenth centuries—the transition from what is at essence embellished chant to the extraordinary mathematical intricacies of experimental polyphony.

Wolfgang Hochstein, Kammerorchester Johann Adolf Hasse - Hasse: Laudate pueri; Psalmen; Antiphonen (1996)

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Wolfgang Hochstein, Kammerorchester Johann Adolf Hasse - Hasse: Laudate pueri; Psalmen; Antiphonen (1996)

Wolfgang Hochstein, Kammerorchester Johann Adolf Hasse - Hasse: Laudate pueri; Psalmen; Antiphonen; Concerto per due flauti (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 64:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.136 | Recorded: 1994

Das Laudate pueri ist zwischen 1735 und 1749 für das Ospedale degl’Incurabili in Venedig entstanden. Da es sich dabei um eine musikalische Ausbildungsstätte für begabte Mädchen und junge Frauen handelt, waren die Vokalstimmen ursprünglich nur mit Frauenstimmen besetzt.