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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)
Nancy Argenta, soprano; Catherine Robbon, alto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass
Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 7 35296 2 0 | Time: 00:57:45

The Mozart Requiem is one of the best-known sacred works in the classical repertoire. It was the composer's last work, and he left it unfinished at his death. British conductor Roger Norrington, a pioneer of authentic performing practice, and an outstanding group of singers present Duncan Druce's version of the Requiem, based on the latest Mozart research, together with other moving choral works.

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)

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John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.37 Gb (DVD9) | 153 min
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: Francais, English, Espanol, Deutsch

Like music lovers the world over, John Nelson believes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a pinnacle of Western music. For years, he has cherished the dream of performing this masterwork in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris whose renown has grown constantly since he began conducting with them eight years ago. In addition to John Nelson and his Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Mass in B minor brings together the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame choir conducted by Nicole Corti as well as internationally recognized soloists Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Daniel Taylor (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor) and Dietrich Henschel (baritone).

Jordi Savall - Ramon Llull 1232-1316 (2016) {2CD Set, Alia Vox AVSA9917}

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Jordi Savall - Ramon Llull 1232-1316 (2016) {2CD Set, Alia Vox AVSA9917}

Jordi Savall - Ramon Llull 1232-1316 (2016) {2CD Set, Alia Vox AVSA9917}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 777 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 339 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 484 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Alia Vox | AVSA9917
Classical / Medieval

Born in Majorca c. 1232, three years after the Christian conquest of the island (1229), Ramon Llull had very close contact with Muslim culture. It was not until after he was thirty years old that he gave up his life at court and began to study theology and philosophy. Not long after that, he purchased a Moorish slave in order to learn Arabic. This proximity to the Muslim world gave him an exceptional insight into religion and culture which set him apart from all the intellectuals in the Europe of his day. A tireless traveller, he visited the principal courts of Christendom to rally support for his projects, and he did so while engaging in an intense missionary activity to convert Jewish and, above all, Muslim unbelievers.

Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Temple University Choirs - Orff: Catulli Carmina (Remastered) (1967/2017)

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Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Temple University Choirs - Orff: Catulli Carmina (Remastered) (1967/2017)

Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Temple University Choirs - Orff: Catulli Carmina (Remastered) (1967/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 179 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:49
Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical

In 1943, Orff followed up the overwhelming success of his Carmina Burana with Catulli Carmina, another staged choral work scored for percussion and pianos. The text of this parable of the power of Eros is drawn from poems by Catullus. The 1967 American Columbia recording, with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra and Temple University Choir and featuring soprano Judith Blegen and tenor Richard Kness “has plenty of vitality” (Gramophone). Its first appearance on CD is sure to be welcomed by the many devotees of Orff’s music.

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

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Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HCX 3955182 | 00:51:54

Byrd, the chief musician of Elizabethan England, wrote and published liturgical music for clandestine religious observance. Among his most serene and pure works, these intimate five-voice masses are drawn from his second book of Gradualia published in 1607.

Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)

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Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)

Chanticleer - Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | 01:07:28
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

The Christmas concerts of Chanticleer are an institution in the USA, and international tours and recordings have made the brilliant male-voice ensemble, based in San Francisco, familiar to audiences all over the world. As Gramophone has written, "Chanticleer, it seems, can sing just about anything," and Chanticleer sings Christmas bears that out, embracing traditional carols and gospel numbers, plainsong, European and Mexican music of the 16th and 17th centuries, and composers and arrangers of the present day.

Emma Kirkby, Antony Walker, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Magnificat: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Hayes (2006)

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Emma Kirkby, Antony Walker, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Magnificat: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Hayes (2006)

Emma Kirkby, Antony Walker, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Magnificat: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Hayes (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 61:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ABC Classics | 4765255 | Recorded: 2005

Widely considered as one of the leading exponents in early music, Emma Kirkby is renowned for her purity of production, clarity of diction and extraordinary degree of vocal control. From this release it is obvious that Emma Kirkby's artistic vigour and sense of discovery are undiminished. Alongside her incomparable performances of well-loved works such as Bach's cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, she uses the esteem in which she is held by musicians and audiences alike to champion long-forgotten repertory such as William Hayes's The Passions. Emma is accompanied by Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Antony Walker.

Judith Nelson, William Christie, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pièces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2019)

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Judith Nelson, William Christie, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pièces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2019)

Judith Nelson, William Christie, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pièces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 52:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMM931045 | Recorded: 1980

The artistic director of the ‘Concert Spirituel’ from 1752 to 1762, Mondonville was one of the most fashionable composers in Paris due to his ‘grands motets’. However, it was in the field of chamber music that he was a real innovator. In creating the sonata for harpsichord with violin accompaniment, he paved the way for a form soon to be raised to sublime heights by Mozart and Beethoven. By giving the harpsichord accompaniment to the human voice Mondonville carried the experiments to its utmost limits.

Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

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Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs
Boston Camerata; Joel Cohen, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 849 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 463 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69415-0 | Time: 03:17:10

Eight centuries of Christmas music from France, Spain, and the New World. Under Joel Cohen’s vibrant direction, this generous and varied anthology, occupying three entire CD's and containing three hours of music, presents some of The Boston Camerata's most beloved and successful Christmas recordings, originally produced between 1986 and 1999, to a new generation of music lovers.

The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}

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The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}

The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 CPO | 999-294-2
Classical / Early Music / Renaissance

As a fanatic of early music, I was overjoyed when I discovered this recording, having known Weser-Renaissance from their performances of Schutz and other earlier composers. To jump right in, the instrumental tracks are quite powerful. In contrast to many other early music discs I've heard, this one exclusively uses what 16th-century musicians would consider 'high' (loud) instruments…sounds to me like shawms, which would have been used for outdoor performances. Track after track of these can become strident at times, but true to the period.

John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)

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John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)

John Nelson, Chœur et Orchestre de Paris, Roberto Alagna - Berlioz: Te Deum (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 51:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 7243 5 45449 2 7 | Recorded: 2000

The Berlioz Te Deum has been relatively neglected on disc in comparison with his other major works. This latest version has John Nelson as an incisive, understanding conductor of Berlioz, revelling in the weight of choral sound, balancing his forces beautifully. He's helped here by fuller, more detailed digital sound than on previous versions.

Trinity College Choir, Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Mäntyjärvi: Choral Music (2020)

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Trinity College Choir, Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Mäntyjärvi: Choral Music (2020)

Trinity College Choir, Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Mäntyjärvi: Choral Music (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 296 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:54
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion Records

The stylistic pluralism which informs so much contemporary choral writing pays rich dividends in the work of Jaakko Mäntyjärvi—a thrilling programme of some exciting, accessible, contemporary music.

Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith - Lacrime Amare: Bianca Maria Meda Motets (2018)

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Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith - Lacrime Amare: Bianca Maria Meda Motets (2018)

Cappella Artemisia & Candace Smith - Lacrime Amare: Bianca Maria Meda Motets (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:02
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics

The revival on record of forgotten music by a Benedictine nun: a valuable discovery for fans of the early Baroque.

Sébastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - André Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)

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Sébastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - André Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)

Sébastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - André Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 67:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 ‎| K617217 | Recorded: 2009

André Campra s’attelle à la composition de sa série de «petits motets» dès son arrivée à Paris en tant que maître de chapelle de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (1694-1700). Très vite ces compositions remportent un vif succès et l’on se presse à Notre-Dame pour les écouter Les motets de Campra sont fortement influencés par la musique italienne : raffinements harmoniques, charme de l’accompagnement, écriture brillante et contrastée… Ils sont aussi de la main d’un homme de théâtre : le texte sacré se met en scène. Campra sait tirer profit de l’effectif restreint du petit motet : airs, récits, duos, trios et ritournelles s’enchaînent comme à l’opéra ! Mais son éloquence n’est pas sans profondeur et ses grâces savent encore nous toucher.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection
Classical | Sony Music 88875037502 | 2014 | TT: 53:41:55 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Scans | 14,2 Gb

The legendary label, deutsche harmonia mundi, releases a special 50 CD boxset featuring star performers such as Hille Perl, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Dorothee Oberlinger, Simone Kermes, and Nuria Rial and more! This collection displays the sheer variety available from the dhm archive. A perfect collection ranging Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic music.