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Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

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Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
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© 2006 ABC Classics | ABC4765255
Classical / Vocal Music / Choral / Baroque

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.

Hildegard Von Bingen (ca. 1098-1179) - Symphoniae - Sequentia (1989) {Harmonia Mundi GD77020 rec 1982-1983}

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Hildegard Von Bingen (ca. 1098-1179) - Symphoniae - Sequentia (1989) {Harmonia Mundi GD77020 rec 1982-1983}

Hildegard Von Bingen (ca. 1098-1179) - Symphoniae - Sequentia (1989) {Harmonia Mundi GD77020 rec 1982-1983}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
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© 1989 Harmonia Mundi | GD77020
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Religious

Sequentia’s Hildegard von Bingen Project: Initially in collaboration with the West German Radio Cologne (WDR Köln) Sequentia made a series of recordings of the complete works of Germany’s most important medieval composer, the abbess and visionary Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). After recording the music drama, Ordo Virtutum, Sequentia went on to make a first recording of the abbess’s symphoniae, spiritual songs which were probably sung in the liturgy of her convent on the Rupertsberg in the late 12th century. A group of nine female vocalists under Barbara Thornton’s direction is complemented by five instrumentalists in this recording made over a period of a year, in two different medieval German churches.

Rundfunkschor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Neville Marriner - Haydn: Masses (2005) (Repost)

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Rundfunkschor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Neville Marriner - Haydn: Masses (2005) (Repost)

Rundfunkschor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Neville Marriner - Haydn: Masses (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 135:53 | 645 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 86546 2 2

There can be few more complete examples of a corpus of music fulfilling its practical function with the greatest sum of pleasure and art than the Haydn Masses. True, some Puritan souls for whom seriousness is incompatible with being seriously joyful have found them a problem. Yet even non-believers can accept their liturgical structures as vessels for exquisite music, like opera enjoyed for its beautiful tunes, divorced from plot and staging…

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2009)

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Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2009)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Haydn: Septem Verba Christi in Cruce (2009)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.34 Gb (DVD9) | 68 min
Classical | AliaVox | Sub: Francais, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Catalan, Italiano, Portugues

“…this live 2006 performance… is given in its original orchestral form in the location for which it was intended - the chapel of Santa Cueva in Cádiz… Played on period instruments the performance… expertly motivated by Jordi Savall, achieving a fine blend of solemnity and austerity with intimacy of feeling. …this is the ultimate in authentic performance.” (BBC Music Magazine)

Schnittke - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet etc. - Sarah Leonard, Capricorn, Timothy Mason (1996) {Hyperion CDA66885}

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Schnittke - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet etc. - Sarah Leonard, Capricorn, Timothy Mason (1996) {Hyperion CDA66885}

Schnittke - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet etc. - Sarah Leonard, Capricorn, Timothy Mason (1996) {Hyperion CDA66885}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
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© 1996 Hyperion Records | CDA66885
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music

The chamber works on this recording encompass a variety of instrumental groupings and a range of moods from the humour and lightness of the Serenade to the serious magnificence of the Piano Quintet, a five-movement ‘memorial’ developing the tradition of so great a work as Shostakovich’s single-movement work for this combination. The Three Madrigals set a three-language cycle of miniature poems by Francisco Tanzer, poems which themselves encapsulates much that is distinctively Schnittke through their epigrammatic atmosphere of cryptic completeness.

La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)

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La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)

La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 207 Mb | Total time: 47:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée | # E 8552 | Recorded:1989, 1992, 1994

It is extremely difficult nowadays to reproduce the sound castrato singers where capable of doing at their time and, too often, one finds voices that are too nasal or merely good falsettos. But in many of the performances in this CD one can let the imagination wander and almost imagine you are in the 18th century. In particular, the performance of James Bowmann is outstanding. Also very special the performace of Charpentier 'Salve Regina' by Gerard Lesne and the others; this of course enhanced by the exquisite sensibility of the director Jordi Saval. Also, the duo of Derek Lee Ragin and Ewa Mallas-Godlewska in 'Son qual nave ch'agitata' is so exquisite it brings tears to your eyes. (Carmen E. Alvarez)

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)

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Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 70:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 694577 | Recorded: 2009

2009 release from L'Arpeggiata, the French-based ensemble directed by Austrian-born harpist and lutenist Christina Pluhar. L'Arpeggiata has made a speciality of exploring and exploiting the close links between Baroque repertoire and the traditional music of the Latin world and its characteristic forms such as the tarantella, the folia or the canario. On Via Crucis, 'the way of the Cross', the focus is on the pervasive presence of religious feeling in Southern Europe. The Passion of Christ evokes the same fervour in composers such as Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679) or Tarquinio Merula (1594-1665) - both active in northern Italy – as it does in the streets of Naples or the villages of Corsica. The two main works in the collection are Sance's extraordinary Stabat Mater and Merula's Hor ch'e tempo di dormire, in which the Virgin Mary lulls her baby to sleep while weeping for his future suffering and both enthrall the listener with a basso ostinato and hypnotic swaying rhythms.

Luc Beausejour, Shannon Mercer, Helene Plouffe - Mondonville: Pieces De Clavecin Avec Voix Ou Violon, Op. 5 (2007)

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Luc Beausejour, Shannon Mercer, Helene Plouffe - Mondonville: Pieces De Clavecin Avec Voix Ou Violon, Op. 5 (2007)

Luc Beausejour, Shannon Mercer, Helene Plouffe - Mondonville: Pieces De Clavecin Avec Voix Ou Violon, Op. 5 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:57 | 407 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Analekta | Catalog: AN 29920

The music of Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, an immediate successor to Rameau and one of the most prominent members of the Parisian musical scene in the middle 18th century, has not been recorded often. He composed in the major genres of the day, including opera, grand motet, and trio sonata, but the odd little sacred motets featured on this album stand aside from all of these.

Bo Holten, Musica Ficta, Torsten Nielsen & Lauritz Jakob Thomsen - Lassus: St. Matthew Passion (2018)

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Bo Holten, Musica Ficta, Torsten Nielsen & Lauritz Jakob Thomsen - Lassus: St. Matthew Passion (2018)

Bo Holten, Musica Ficta, Torsten Nielsen & Lauritz Jakob Thomsen - Lassus: St. Matthew Passion (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 350 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 54 | Time: 87:46 min

Orlandus Lassus was one of the greatest and most celebrated musicians of his day, and a teacher whose influence extended into the Baroque period and beyond. Although the St. Matthew Passion is almost always associated with J.S. Bachs towering masterpiece, earlier settings developed from plainchant into polyphony throughout the 16th century. Lassus composed four Passions of which this is the most elaborate.

Cristobal Galan (c.1620-1684) - Canto Del Alma - La Grande Chapelle, Albert Recasens (2010) {2CD Lauda - LAU010}

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Cristobal Galan (c.1620-1684) - Canto Del Alma - La Grande Chapelle, Albert Recasens (2010) {2CD Lauda - LAU010}

Cristóbal Galán (c.1620-1684) - Canto Del Alma - La Grande Chapelle, Albert Recasens (2010) {2CD Lauda - LAU010}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 432 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 233 Mb
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© 2010 Lauda | LAU010
Classical / Baroque / Сappella

Cristóbal Galán was born in Madrid (Spain) around 1625; nothing is known about his musical education or the early stages of his career. Between 1653 and 1664 he acted as "maestro de capilla" in various churches. From 1664 to 1667 he was director of the choir at Segovia Cathedral, and then he was appointed director of music at the convent of the Descalzas Reales. The queen regent wanted him to become director of music at the royal chapel, but this met strong resistance. It was only in 1680 that he obtained this position. It didn't bring him much luck, as he felt that he wasn't appreciated enough. Payments were also often delayed, mainly because of the bad economic state of Spain in the last decades of the 17th century. Not only Galán, but all musicians suffered from this situation.

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

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Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli,  New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 561 Mb | Total time: 72:04+75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75383 2 | Recorded: 1969-70, 1971

This double CD makes an excellent introduction to two great works even if other individual recordings might be preferable. This is particularly true of the Mozart in that although the ladies are peerless vocally, Barenboim's conducting is quite heavy and neither Gedda - typically somewhat pinched and throaty at times - nor Fischer-Dieskau - too light and woolly of tone for the bass-baritone required - is ideal.

Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Ultramar - Music Antigua, Eduardo Paniagua (2017) {Pneuma Official Digital Download PN2-1530}

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Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Ultramar - Music Antigua, Eduardo Paniagua (2017) {Pneuma Official Digital Download PN2-1530}

Alfonso X el Sabio - Cantigas de Ultramar - Music Antigua, Eduardo Paniagua (2017) {Pneuma Official Digital Download PN2-1530}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 696 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 302 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Pneuma | PN2-1530
Classical / Early Music / Medieval

The CANTIGAS FROM OVERSEAS form part of Pneuma's project to record a retrospective of the entire collection of the Cantigas (medieval monophonic song) de Alfonso X and continue to explore the theme of miracles in the Eastern Mediterranean, completing CDs PN880 Cantigas of Byzantium, PN-1490 Cantigas of Rome, PN-1510 Cantigas of Alexandria and the future CD Cantigas of Jerusalem. Stories unfolding in Constantinople and Christian Syria, Rome and the Byzantine Empire (wise hermits and the Sufis from the East), give the impression of a travel novel packed with mystic teaching.

Tenebrae, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Nigel Short - Symphonic Psalms & Prayers (2018)

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Tenebrae, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Nigel Short - Symphonic Psalms & Prayers (2018)

Tenebrae, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Nigel Short - Symphonic Psalms & Prayers (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 280 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 08 | Time: 60:23 min

Tenebrae return to disc on Signum in performances exploring the Psalms in Music. With trumpets and well-tuned cymbals, the musical and prayerful richness of The Book of Psalms inspires vastly differing offerings from composers with a myriad of approaches to combining the two worlds of the symphonic and the choral. The results are works which defy categorisation and stand the test of time with audiences and performers alike.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw - J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor (1990) (Repost)

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw - J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor (1990) (Repost)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus,
Robert Shaw - J.S. Bach: Mass In B Minor (1990)

EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 117:51 | 516 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Telarc | Catalog: CD-80233-B

Robert Shaw's reading of the B Minor Mass is, in one sense at least, just what one would expect: sober and purposeful, beautifully shaped (Shaw is a master architect), it centers on the chorus. Like all of Shaw's choruses, the Atlanta group has that trademark richness of body and blend, and it sings with utter unanimity as though it were one great voice. Shaw opts for marginally broader tempos than those found in most period-instrument performances but is nowhere near as glacial as some interpreters.

Magna Canta - Gregorian Mystics (2004) 2CDs

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Magna Canta - Gregorian Mystics (2004) 2CDs

Magna Canta - Gregorian Mystics (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 656 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 240 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb | 01:44:40
Mystic Pop, Enigmatic, New Age, Ambient-Pop | Label: Fortissimo | # FOR 75056-2

GREGORIAN MYSTICS is a compilation of material by the band Magna Canta, who layer medieval chants over mellow dance beats. Double disc anthology of the group that puts a modern beat underneath liturgical classics for an uplifting, pleasant experience.