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Le Miroir de Musique - Sulla lira: The Voice of Orpheus (2015)

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Le Miroir de Musique - Sulla lira: The Voice of Orpheus (2015)

Le Miroir de Musique - Sulla lira: The Voice of Orpheus
Classical, Renaissance, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:57 min | 284 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2015

Le Miroir de Musique is an ensemble specialised in the music of the late middle ages and Renaissance, from the golden age of the troubadours to the humanist movements of the 16th century. The ensemble is based in Basel (CH) and brings together the most prolific of early music performers, many of whom are graduates of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The image of a «Mirror of Music» is borrowed from Jacques de Liège’s treatise (Speculum Musicae), and reflects our goal of painting a vivid picture of medieval and Renaissance music, in a spirit of fidelity to the original sources.

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

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Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 2.92 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.59 Gb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Decca / Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre | 0289 478 7863 6
Classical / Early Music / Baroque / Vocal Music

This 12CD collection brings together Emma Kirkby’s complete L'Oiseau-Lyre recitals in a single set. The world’s most popular period-instrument soprano, Kirkby’s pure, crystalline sound defined how vocal music of the baroque and earlier eras should sound for a whole generation or more. Accompanied in the main by Anthony Rooley, the set features works by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Mozart as well as rarely recorded works by Edwards, Campion, Dowland, Morley, Ferrabosco and many more.

Allegorie - L'Arbre de Mai: Chansons & dances au temps de Dufay (2002)

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Allegorie - L'Arbre de Mai: Chansons & dances au temps de Dufay (2002)

Allegorie - L'Arbre de Mai: Chansons & dances au temps de Dufay (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:05 | 419 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha | Catalog: AJ 0054

L'arbre de mai (The Tree of May) is a terrifically presented album of early Renaissance music, one that tries to place the listener inside the musical culture of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries and does a highly imaginative – sometimes overactively imaginative – job of it. The album divides its 19 works into four thematic groups: Love and Youth, the Tree of May, War and the King, and the Evening of Life. Within each group, works by high-Netherlandish composers like Dufay and Compère are mixed with anonymous works of a more popular quality, and vocal works alternate with instrumental dances.

Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}

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Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}

Alessandro Striggio (1536-1592) - Mass for 40 and 60 voices - Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet (2012) {Glossa GCDSA 921623}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 324 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 212 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Glossa / Note 1 Music | GCDSA 921623 | Hybrid SACD
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Sacred Vocal Music

As his starting point for a brand new recording of the music from the polychoral Renaissance and the “monumental Baroque”, with Alessandro Striggio’s 40 and 60-part Missa sopra Ecco sì beato giorno leading the way, Hervé Niquet turns to the musical celebrations for a feast day occasion in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence in honour of St John the Baptist, adding a trio of works by Orazio Benevoli, another specialist in multi-parted choral works, and Striggio’s motet Ecce beatem lucem, also scored for 40 voices.

Cifras imaginarias: Música para tañer a dos vihuelas - Jacob Heringman & Ariel Abramovich (2017) {Arcana Digital Download}

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Cifras imaginarias: Música para tañer a dos vihuelas - Jacob Heringman & Ariel Abramovich (2017) {Arcana Digital Download}

Cifras imaginarias: Música para tañer a dos vihuelas - Jacob Heringman & Ariel Abramovich (2017) {Arcana Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Arcana / Outhere Music | A 428
Classical / Renaissance / 16th century / Iberian / Vihuela

A leading vihuela specialist, the Argentinian virtuoso Ariel Abramovich has already devoted two albums to the favourite instrument of the Iberian Renaissance, the first on Arcana (Esteban Daça, El Parnasso, A316, 2002) and the second on Carpe Diem (Diego Pisador, Si me llaman, 2009). For this third instalment he is joined by one of the world’s most respected and innovative solo lutenists, Jacob Heringman, for a vihuela duo project which is the result of years of research and performing. While there is a significant number of publications for two lutes from the sixteenth century, only one of the seven collections for vihuela de mano includes duets, and it is precisely that collection that was the main source of inspiration for this project.

The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)

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The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)

The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:54 | 282 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Signum Records | Catalog: SIGCD450

The King's Singers have been around for a long time, singing OVPP polyphony, including from the Renassance, and hearing Palestrina done by this ensemble showcases the counterpoint to great advantage. The acoustic is not reverberant which also emphasizes the clear texture. The program includes twelve motets taken from Canticum Canticorum, the much-recorded 1584 collection of texts from the Hebrew Bible (29 motets, altogether adding up to half of the total book), complemented by the four seasonal Marian antiphons sung at the end of the Office every day.

Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)

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Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)

Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:09 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha | Catalog: ALPHA 213

In this new release, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity. These ‘bourgeois’ societies were initiated by patron princes concerned with building their prestige through the arts and letters just as much as by arms. At the same time, refined circles held by cultivated women enabled them to rub shoulders with the leading poets of the time, as well as musicians sensitive to humanist research, all profiting from a context propitious to the invention of new artistic forms and practices.

La Compagnia Del Madrigale - Luca Marenzio: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali A Sei Voci (2015)

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La Compagnia Del Madrigale - Luca Marenzio: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali A Sei Voci (2015)

La Compagnia Del Madrigale - Luca Marenzio: Quinto Libro Di Madrigali A Sei Voci (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:17 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 922804

La Compagnia del Madrigale’s subtle, yet powerful advocacy of great Italian madrigals continues with Marenzio's 'Quinto Libro di Madrigali a sei voci' from 1591. Their previous recordings including the recent award-winning 'Primo Libro', have demonstrated their fresh approach, imbued with invaluable years of experience in other groups such as La Venexiana and Concerto Italiano. From 2016 La Compagnia have been invited to join the concert season at Wigmore Hall. Marenzio’s 'Quinto Libro' was dedicated to Virginio Orsini, Duke of Bracciano, on the occasion of his marriage to Flavia Peretti: a wedding album full of the latest musical and poetical techniques.

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munich - Requiem For A Pink Moon (2012)

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Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munich - Requiem For A Pink Moon (2012)

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munich - Requiem For A Pink Moon (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 65:53 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902111

Following the success of his 2011 album Rose of Sharon a celebration of 18th Century American music that landed on Billboard s classical chart and critics year-end lists the latest project by Joel Frederiksen and the Ensemble Phoenix Munich takes them all the way back in time to… 1972. That was the year the late British troubadour and cult favorite Nick Drake released his third and final album, Pink Moon. Initially, the album garnered a small amount of critical attention, but it was not until decades after Drake s death that it received widespread public and critical acclaim. Today, the sparse and unadorned tracks of Pink Moon are regarded by many fans and music critics as the greatest efforts of a tragically short career.

VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik (1993, Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB)

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VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik (1993, Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB)

VA - Neue Zeit für Alte Musik
Early Music - From Gregorian Chant to the Baroque
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 310 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 439 534-2 AB | Country/Year: Germany 1993
Genre: Classical | Style: Early Music, Sacred

Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)

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Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)

Stile Antico - Passion & Resurrection (2012)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:11 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 807555

The award-winning, highly-acclaimed English choral ensemble Stile Antico presents Passion and Resurrection, an album featuring texts inspired by the dramatic events of Holy Week and Easter set to music by some of the greatest Renaissance composers from England and the Continent. Included are two settings of the poem Woefully arrayed - the first by William Cornysh (1465-1523) and the second composed especially for Stile Antico in 2009 by contemporary composer John McCabe. This is the work's first recording.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

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Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 577 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 258 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2016, 2017 Fra Bernardo | FB 1612457
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Sacred / Polyphony

The second Gombert project with seventeen of his masterpieces, the motets, some of them being first recorded here. The best description of Gombert’s motets was written by Hermann Finck more than four centuries ago, in 1556: For he avoids pauses, and his work is rich with full harmonies and imitative counterpoint. Beauty farm founded 2014 by Markus Muntean and Bernhard Trebuch is a vocal group focused to the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the carthusian monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like «Capilla flamenca», «Huelgas Ensemble», «Vox Luminis», «Collegium Vocale Gent» and «Graindelavoix». Beauty Farm exclusively records for frabernardo.

William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}

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William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}

William Byrd - Motets And Mass For Four Voices (1994) {ECM New Series 1512}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1512
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

William Byrd (1543-1623) has been called the greatest English composer, an arbiter of the sublime and master of his craft. And while discerning early music listeners have a fair number of recordings to choose from in order to put any stake into this claim, this offering from ECM is as sensitive an introduction as any into all things Byrd.

Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}

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Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}

Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 691 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 304 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Alia Vox | AVSA9920
Classical / World Music / Traditional / Vocal Music / Reneissance / Baroque

A homage to the memory of victims of the slave trade. This new multicultural project from Jordi Savall and his musicians on The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) marks a world first in the history of music and of the three continents involved in the trade in African slaves and their exploitation in the New World, which are brought together through the early music of the colonial period, the musical traditions of Mali and the oral traditions of the descendants of slaves in Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. This 'Musical Memoir' is accompanied with historical texts on slavery, beginning with the early chronicles of 1444 and concluding with texts written by the Nobel Peace Prize-winner Martin Luther King shortly before his assassination in 1968.