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Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana - Hymns of Kassianí (2021)

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Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana - Hymns of Kassianí (2021)

Alexander Lingas & Cappella Romana - Hymns of Kassianí (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 382 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 188 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:38
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Cappella Records

Cappella Records is proud to present the release of Hymns of Kassianí performed by Cappella Romana, Alexander Lingas, music director.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Narcisso speculando: The madrigals of Don Paolo da Firenze, 1390-1425 (2002)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Narcisso speculando: The madrigals of Don Paolo da Firenze, 1390-1425 (2002)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Narcisso speculando: The madrigals of Don Paolo da Firenze, 1390-1425 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 56:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901732 | Recorded: 2001

We still have a great deal of evidence today about the ecclesiastical and diplomatic career of Don Paolo di Marco, abbot and tenorista at Florence in the early fifteenth century. But we also owe him a number of allegorical madrigals which are perhaps the most innovative, and certainly the most virtuosic of this period. Apparently innocent bucolic or mythological texts conceal philosophical intrigues, political ideas and moral precepts. Their poetry and music still speak intensely to us in the twenty-first century.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Ars Subtilis Ytalica: Polyphonie pseudo Française en Italie, 1380-1410 (1994)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Ars Subtilis Ytalica: Polyphonie pseudo Française en Italie, 1380-1410 (1994)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Ars Subtilis Ytalica: Polyphonie pseudo Française en Italie, 1380-1410 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 63:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 21 | Recorded: 1993

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.

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 - D'Amor Ragionando: Ballate Neostilnoviste In Italia 1380 - 1415 (1995)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - D'Amor Ragionando: Ballate Neostilnoviste In Italia 1380 - 1415 (1995)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - D'Amor Ragionando: Ballate Neostilnoviste In Italia 1380 - 1415 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 65:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 22 | Recorded: 1994

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. As implied by the title of the album, D’Amor ragionando (Discoursing on Love) is a collection of songs about love from fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italy and is centered around Francesco Landini, one of the foremost figures in medieval music. Members include Jill Feldman, Kees Boeke and Giuseppe Maletto, some of the most respected names in the early music repertoire.

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.

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia: Helas Avril (2000)

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Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia: Helas Avril (2000)

Pedro Memelsdorff, Mala Punica - Matteo da Perugia: Helas Avril (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 260 Mb | Total time: 64:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 8573-82163-2 | Recorded: 1998

Compositeur de la fin du XIVe siècle (il mourut vers 1418), Matteo de Perugia n'est pas encore suffisamment reconnu. Pourtant, à l'écoute de ce disque, on reste sans voix devant tant d'inventivité, de modernité et d'inspiration. Grâce au travail historique et musicologique de l'ensemble Mala Punica dirigé par Pedro Memelsdorff, on retrouve tout l'univers de ce compositeur charnière. Sérénité des climats, modernité des rythmes, toute la musique de Perugia est un perpétuel renouvellement.

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.

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

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Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:52
Classical, Medieval, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2219, 476 4633

This is the second New Series album to feature the Stuttgart-based Ensemble Belcanto. Where its 2001 predecessor focused on contemporary composition by Wolfgang Rihm and others (Come un'ombra di luna), this disc looks at Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum, written around 1150 and generally considered the first large-scale musical work beyond the prescribed form of the Mass liturgy. This is sacred music reflecting Medieval thought, as music and morality play are intertwined. In her creative interpretation, Belcanto leader Dietburg Spohr waives claims to 'objective' historical literalness. Instead, she and her fellow singers encounter the work as if it were written specifically for the Ensemble Belcanto: "We sought to free Hildegard from mystical-esoteric associations and to emphasize the work of an emancipated woman and composer." They have been performing the music of Hildegard von Bingen since the early 1990s, and view her compositions as a joyously experimental bridge between the Middle Ages and contemporary music.

Massimo Palombella, Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel (2017)

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Massimo Palombella, Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel (2017)

Massimo Palombella, Sistine Chapel Choir - Veni Domine: Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 64:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 479 7524 GH | Recorded: 2017

The Sistine Chapel Choir were quite late to the recording scene, but they are making up for lost time under director Massimo Palombella. The strengths of the choir's performances on this holiday release are threefold. First of all is the sound environment of the chapel itself, resonant and big, yet hospitable to dense polyphony since Josquin was a choirboy there. Josquin appears on the program here, but the motet Missus est Gabriel is not a common work, and that points to the choir's second strength: they work from a manuscript tradition, that of the Vatican, that is different from the set of scholarly publications that have long shaped the Renaissance performing repertory, and several pieces here are world premieres, or otherwise seldom heard.

Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - It's Christmas! (2020)

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Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - It's Christmas! (2020)

Jonas Kaufmann, Jochen Rieder, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg - It's Christmas! (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 588 Mb | Total time: 120:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 19439786762 | Recorded: 2019, 2020

In a Christmas album that is a gift itself, Jonas Kaufmann the most acclaimed operatic tenor of the age echoes his own holiday memories and joys with It s Christmas!, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. This uniquely rich and diverse holiday album features 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics.

Barbara Thornton, Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia - Vox Iberica I-III [3CDs] (1993)

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Barbara Thornton, Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia - Vox Iberica I-III [3CDs] (1993)

Barbara Thornton, Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia - Vox Iberica I-III: Codex Calixtinus, Codex Las Huelgas, Alfonso X "El Sabio" [3CDs] (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.02 Gb | Total time: 73:41+75:10+77:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 05472 77333 2 | Recorded: 1989, 1991

Vox Iberica – Sequentia’s long-term project to record music from three of Spain’s most important musical sources – begins with music from the so-called Codex Calixtinus, a 12th century manuscript containing liturgical chant and polyphony in honour of Saint James the Apostle, otherwise known as Santiago, whose relics have been venerated by pilgrims since the Middle Ages in the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. For this recording, the eight men’s voices of Sequentia join to record the complete polyphony found in this magnificent collection of sacred music, including some of the earliest polyphony to be clearly notated in a European source.

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)

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René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.16 Gb | Total time: 220:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 190336.38 | Recorded: 1975, 1976, 1978

Famous as its title has become through Carl Orff's work of the same name, the original Carmina burana—a German manuscript collection of mostly secular songs, probably compiled in the early thirteenth century—is all but unknown to modern listeners. That it should be so is hardly surprising, since many of the pieces in the manuscript pose formidable editorial problems (inasmuch as they can be deciphered at all), and since virtually nothing is known about the manner in which they would have been performed and accompanied, nor about the circumstances under which they would have been heard.

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)

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Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.07 Gb | Total time: 255:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 443 143-2 | Recorded: 1987, 1988, 1989

The Carmina Burana is the most famous of all treasuries of medieval Latin and Middle High German poetry, named after the Bavarian monastery where it was compiled and preserved. It is best known today for Carl Orff's hour-long selection from it's rich collection of love lyrics, student songs and religious poetry written in Latin and old German. During the 1960s and 70s a few early-music ensembles made more or less successful efforts to capture the unique mix of secular and sacred idioms brought together by the original manuscripts.