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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}
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© 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.

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.

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.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 545 | Recorded: 2018

With a title like Time & Eternity and graphics featuring the disembodied head of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, you know you're in for an ambitious program. Kopatchinskaja's albums have been getting increasingly experimental as her career has developed, and this one is at no time boring, whatever you may think of the overall concept. Sample Crux, by Lubos Fiser, for violin, timpani, and bells, with the timpani pounding away as a kind of avatar of dread. This said the structure of the program is not quite as unconventional as it may at first appear to be.

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

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Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2244, 476 4499 | Time: 01:11:08
Classical, Choral, Medieval, Gregorian Chant

Filia Sion is the first ECM New Series disc devoted entirely to the Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis. From the beginning of its history, Vox Clamantis has focussed on Gregorian chant as the foundation of European music, but has also maintained strong connections to contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür (members of the ensemble previously appeared on Tüür s Oxymoron album, singing his composition Salve Regina ). Their interpretation of medieval music is never purely historical. While always remaining true to the spirit of this repertoire, the approach to the work and the selection of pieces is contemporary, with sound and texture and the blending of voices as a focus. As leader Jaan-Eik Tulve explains, Gregorian chant is monophonic music which remarkably emphasizes the blend of voices.

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)
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Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn | # CKD 541 | Time: 01:15:32

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside settings of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises - caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light - are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices' complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional.

La Reverdie - Laude di Sancta Maria: Veillée de chants de dévotion dans l'Italie des Communes (1994)

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La Reverdie - Laude di Sancta Maria: Veillée de chants de dévotion dans l'Italie des Communes (1994)

La Reverdie - Laude di Sancta Maria: Veillée de chants de dévotion dans l'Italie des Communes (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 390 Mb | Total time: 71:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| A 34 | Recorded: 1994

The "laude" of the Renaissance Italian city-states have survived in just two manuscripts; until recently they constituted one of the last major genres of Early Music to be reconstructed and performed. Essentially, they were the music commissioned by the guild-like confraternities (with members from the middle and lower economic classes of the cities) for performance by the members and by well-paid professional soloists, at festivals and in the side-chapels of the cathedrals where most lay people attended to their religious devotions. In short, the music of the people rather than the priests.

La Reverdie - O tu chara sciença: Musique de la Pensée Médiévale (1993)

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La Reverdie - O tu chara sciença: Musique de la Pensée Médiévale (1993)

La Reverdie - O tu chara sciença: Musique de la Pensée Médiévale (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 73:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| A 29 | Recorded: 1993

Arcana's O tu chara Sciença, featuring Italian period instrument and vocal ensemble La Reverdie, is quite simply one of the best-ever recordings of music from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Firstly, the very premise of the program transmits a complete understanding of the theoretical function of music in the late middle ages; music, at least among the learned, was neither an empty entertainment offered in the court or public square, nor was it purely understood as something to hang a sacred service upon to help it turn corners more smoothly. Music was a science on a level with mathematics, astronomy, and geometry.

Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

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Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

Anne Azéma, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 825 Mb | Scans included | Time: 03:14:08
Classical, Medieval, Vocal, Folk | Label: Erato | # 2564 67986-4

What these sound recordings attempt to do is to bring you face-to-face — or, perhaps more appropriately, sound to-heart — with actual works of the troubadours and, occasionally, of others in their circle of influence. The task is daunting for so many reasons: songs got written down decades, even centuries, after their dates of creation; only about ten percent of the original melodies survive; and most direct knowledge of how performers worked out their interpretations at the time has been lost. We know nothing whatsoever about the singing style, or about the techniques of instrumental accompaniment that may have been employed. These performances, therefore, of necessity, reflect a confluence of musicological and philological knowledge with performers' instincts and intuitions, as all of these tendencies interacted with each other at a specific moment in history, the late twentieth century.

La Reverdie - Speculum Amoris: Lyrique de l'amour médiéval du mysticisme à l'érotisme (1993)

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La Reverdie - Speculum Amoris: Lyrique de l'amour médiéval du mysticisme à l'érotisme (1993)

La Reverdie - Speculum Amoris: Lyrique de l'amour médiéval du mysticisme à l'érotisme (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 51:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| A 20 | Recorded: 1992

The Arcana recordings by the Italian ensemble La Reverdie approach, in their esoteric beauty, the medieval recordings by the American quartet Anonymous 4. There are, however, great differences. The La Reverdie recordings are not only based on minute scientific research but also on philosophical concepts, these usually being explained in the form of heady intellectual essays printed in the accompanying booklets in four languages. The music itself is eclectic, being carefully selected from manuscripts held in European university libraries.

La Reverdie - Historia Sancti Eadmundi: De la liturgie dramatique au drame liturgique (1996)

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La Reverdie - Historia Sancti Eadmundi: De la liturgie dramatique au drame liturgique (1996)

La Reverdie - Historia Sancti Eadmundi: De la liturgie dramatique au drame liturgique (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 62:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| B 43 | Recorded: 1996

Edmund Wylfing (ca. 844-870), a Saxon king of East Anglia, virgin and martyr, was the the first patron-saint of England. The Italian ensemble La Reverdie brings to life again his story through a medieval liturgical drama, in three parts: life, passion and miracles.

La Reverdie - Suso in Italia bella: Music in the courts and cloisters of Northern Italy (1995)

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La Reverdie - Suso in Italia bella: Music in the courts and cloisters of Northern Italy (1995)

La Reverdie - Suso in Italia bella: Music in the courts and cloisters of Northern Italy (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 74:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| A 38 | Recorded: 1995

In the Middle Ages Italy was not the unified country that we would like to think of since the nineteenth century, following the Romantic era and the formation of the modern state. It was quite the contrary, a nebula in which there was opposition between the great divisions of the Tyrrhenian West and the Adriatic East, as of the South with its memories of Greece and the North which sought links with the Germanic world in a kind of prefiguration of modern Europe: the Alpine range did not constitute a real barrier.

La Reverdie - Insula Feminarum: Résonances médiévales de la Féminité Celte (1997)

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La Reverdie - Insula Feminarum: Résonances médiévales de la Féminité Celte (1997)

La Reverdie - Insula Feminarum: Résonances médiévales de la Féminité Celte (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 64:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| A 59 | Recorded: 1997

Although it's not unusual for artistic and literary communities to revisit and emulate the ideals of an earlier time (the 18th-century reverence for classical antiquity, for example), the present age has shown an interest in medieval music that's certainly unprecedented–and, on evidence of hundreds of recordings and the work of dozens of performing ensembles, its practitioners certainly are among the most accomplished and knowledgeable musicians and scholars ever known. This excellent recording from the medieval ensemble La Reverdie provides more support to such a claim. Rather than just dig up a bunch of old manuscripts, arrange a few obscure tunes, and dump them onto a program with a suitably poetic title, La Reverdie dug up a bunch of old manuscripts, arranged a few obscure tunes, and intelligently and skillfully organized them into an engaging program that brims with lively, lovely music and imaginative interpretations.

Ensemble Discantus - Santa Maria: Songs to the Virgin in 13th Century Spain (2016) {Bayard Musique 308 489.2}

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Ensemble Discantus - Santa Maria: Songs to the Virgin in 13th Century Spain (2016) {Bayard Musique 308 489.2}

Ensemble Discantus - Santa Maria: Songs to the Virgin in 13th Century Spain (2016) {Bayard Musique 308 489.2}
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© 2016 Bayard Musique / Harmonia Mundi | 308 489.2
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Choral

A program that gives pride to the famous collection of Cantigas de Santa Maria, Galician songs recounting legends and miracles of the Virgin, alternating with Marian songs of the troubadours Guiraut Riquier and Folquet Lunel (longtime present at the Alfonso X king's court) and polyphonies from the exquisite codex Las Huelgas.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.