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Les Witches - Konge af Danmark - l'Europe musicale a la cour de Christian IV (2010) {Alpha 163}

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Les Witches - Konge af Danmark - l'Europe musicale a la cour de Christian IV (2010) {Alpha 163}

Les Witches - Konge af Danmark - l'Europe musicale à la cour de Christian IV (2010) {Alpha 163}
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© 2010 Alpha / Outhere | Alpha 163
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

As an enlightened king during the first half of the 17th century, Christian IV gave Denmark an unprecedented splendour. Added to diplomatic and military ambitions was a rich artistic life, especially in music. The Copenhagen court was rich with singers and instrumentalists, and therefore became an important place of passage for the European composers. In order to discover this astonishing activity and the unfairly neglected composers, the Witches invite us to listen to their recording. Not only for the sentimental memories, but also for the sheer pleasure of combining instrumentation of the Witches plus the unique tone of the Compenius organ, installed in the chapel of the Frederiksborg Castle by Christian IV in 1617.

Taverner Consort & Choir, Andrew Parrott - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003

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Taverner Consort & Choir, Andrew Parrott - Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003

Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium, Latin Church Music (1989) 2CDs, Reissue 2003
Taverner Consort & Choir; Andrew Parrott, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 303 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 62230 2 8 | 02:09:27

The Taverner Consort & Choir under Andrew Parrott recorded “Spem in alium” 1986/87 at St.John-at-Hackney in London, combined with other latin motets by Tallis (among them The Lamentations of Jeremiah). This is an excellent recording with good transparency and spacial structuring. Good voices (all solo), with the support of a bass sackbut and two chamber organs.

Jordi Savall - Anthony Holborne - The Teares of the Muses, 1599 - Elizabethan Consort Music, Vol. II (2000) {Alia Vox AV9813}

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Jordi Savall - Anthony Holborne - The Teares of the Muses, 1599 - Elizabethan Consort Music, Vol. II (2000) {Alia Vox AV9813}

Jordi Savall - Anthony Holborne - The Teares of the Muses, 1599 - Elizabethan Consort Music, Vol. II (2000) {Alia Vox AV9813}
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© 2000 Alia Vox | AV 9813
Classical / Renaissance / Chamber Music

This release is titled as Elizebathan Consort Music, Vol II and we have already savoured the flavours of that previously immensely successful release which reads like a roll-call from the 'greats' of English 16th century music. This time Jordi Savall and his splendid Hesperion XXI have devoted a whole CD to the talents of Anthony Holborne, a rather obscure figure but one who evidently was held in great esteem in those days.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}
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© 1998 Alia Vox | AV 9804
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

Although the first full consort of viols did not arrive in England until 1540, there were actually several intriguing examples of what are now called "consort" music from before that time. Of course, the homogenous viol consort became supreme, and the present program (also featuring some 2-lute arrangements) focuses on the first part of that repertory. This developed at Elizabeth's court in the 1570s & 1580s, among professional musicians, but based on relatively restrictive models. Some pieces in the present program are composed freely, heralding the next step in consort development which, along with the small output of Byrd, allowed the English consort idiom to fully flower. Of course that was followed closely by the even larger and more famous repertory of consort music by composers such as Gibbons which was eventually geared more toward amateur players.

Dialogo Musicale, Leo Meilink - Musik am Prager Hof Kaiser Rudolfs II (2010)

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Dialogo Musicale, Leo Meilink - Musik am Prager Hof Kaiser Rudolfs II (2010)

Dialogo Musicale, Leo Meilink - Musik am Prager Hof Kaiser Rudolfs II (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:32:11 | 447 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232128

2010 two CD set. Between 1576 and 1612, during the reign of Rudolf II, the court at the Hradany in Prague was one of the European arts centers. The cultivation of music affected all aspects of life at court and three of the musicians named on this production were themselves active as musicians at the court in Prague: Philippe de Monte (the Emperor's court Kapellmeister), Jacob Regnart (choir boy, praeceptor, second Kapellmeister) and Carl Luyton (choir boy, chamber musician, court organist and composer).

Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Westvleteren - Triduum Paschale: Easter In Polyphony and Abbey Chants (2010) {Eufoda 1379}

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Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Westvleteren - Triduum Paschale: Easter In Polyphony and Abbey Chants (2010) {Eufoda 1379}

Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Westvleteren - Triduum Paschale: Easter In Polyphony and Abbey Chants (2010) {Eufoda 1379}
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© 2010 Eufoda | 1379
Classical / Renaissance / Polyphony / Early Music / Gregorian Chant

The celebration of the Easter Mystery has traditionally been considered to be the core of Christian liturgy. The Triduum Paschale, also known as the Holy Triduum or the Easter Triduum, begins on Holy Thursday and ends on Easter. Pascha is originally a Hebrew word which means transitus, or 'passage': Jesus' passage from death to life, from this world to his heavenly Father (Joh 13:1). The chants which have interpreted the prayers of the Cistercian Order for centuries may best express what an abbey community is about: the deep and unfathomable connection with earth, with man and with God.

Ensemble Leones, Marc Lewon - Straight from the Heart: The Chansonnier Cordiforme (2016)

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Ensemble Leones, Marc Lewon - Straight from the Heart: The Chansonnier Cordiforme (2016)

Ensemble Leones, Marc Lewon - Straight from the Heart: The Chansonnier Cordiforme (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:20 | 365 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573325

The Chansonnier Cordiforme is a songbook, probably copied in 1475 for a roguish but musically cultivated priest named Jean de Montchenu a contemporary chronicler called him 'dissolute and full of all the vices'. The beautiful manuscript containing 43 songs is, uniquely, heart-shaped and covered in velvet. This recording presents both a representative cross-section of the manuscript's repertoire, the majority of which is set to French texts and is among the best known and beautiful of the age, and a portfolio of differing performance options including instruments.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Venezia Millenaria 700-1797 (2018) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9925}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Venezia Millenaria 700-1797 (2018) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9925}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Venezia Millenaria 700-1797 (2018) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9925}
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© 2018 Alia Vox | AVSA9925
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music / Vocal Music

Over 1,000 years, from the Byzantine Empire to the Napoleonic Wars, Venice played a key role in shaping the Western music. Jordi Savall and his ensembles pay a tribute to a place that fully profited from its priviliged links with the Orient while hosting geniuses like Monteverdi, Gabrieli and Vivaldi. As you have come to expect from Alia Vox, this CD-book is lavishly illustrated and documented.

Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

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Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)
Capella Alamire; The Woodman Consort of Viols; Noël Bisson, soprano; Peter Urquhart, director

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Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Naxos | # 8.570180 | Time: 01:08:15

It's always great to encounter the recording that can "crack" a composer open, making his or her music accessible to a general listening public. And it's all the better when such a recording comes from beyond the usual quarters, as, for example, with this American recording of Renaissance polyphony. Nicolas Gombert was a Flemish Renaissance composer, a successor (and possibly a student) of Josquin who entered the service of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. His music, especially in his masses, tends to present itself as a dense, unbroken flow of polyphony. Gombert is one of the composers music history students tend to slog through in hopes of getting to the good stuff. One noted Renaissance scholar used to refer to him, Adrian Willaert, and Giaches de Wert as "the Ert brothers." All that could change with this disc of Gombert motets and chansons. These works are less dense than his masses, but not by much, and they are considerably less limpid than Josquin's pieces in the same genres. But here it is the performances that clarify them. The Massachusetts ensemble Capella Alamire (the name is a pun on an aspect of an old solmization system) under director Peter Urquhart, recording in a church in Portsmouth, NH, slows the motets down slightly and addresses them with a group of eight singers – the black belt of choral singing.

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)

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VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 55 CDs | 15,5 Gb | Scans -> 82,5 mb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque / Label: Archiv Produktion

This 55-CD set chronicles the remarkable Archiv label, begun in 1947. Devoted mainly to early and Baroque music, the recordings presented here, in facsimiles of their original sleeves (a nice touch), cover the period from Gregorian chant to Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth symphonies, played on period instruments. There are stops in between for a great deal of Bach, music of the Gothic era, the French Baroque (Mouret, Delalande, Rameau, etc), Gibbons, Handel (Alcina, La Resurrezione, Messiah, Italian cantatas), Telemann, Zelenka, Gabrieli, Desprez, Haydn, LeJeune, and plenty of the usual, as well as unusual, suspects. There’s also a final CD with selections of new releases (more Handel, Cavalli, Gesualdo, Vivaldi).

VA - Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings 1959-1981 (2016) (50 CDs Box Set)

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VA - Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings 1959-1981 (2016) (50 CDs Box Set)

VA - Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings 1959-1981 (2016) (50 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 14 Gb
MP3 320 kbps | 50 CDs | 6,85 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Archiv Produktion

This 50 CD Box Set includes Archiv Produktions finest analogue recordings made between 1959 and 1981, representing a Golden Age of a pioneering label that defined the way early music should be performed and recorded. Featured artists include Karl Richter, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pierre Fournier, John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock and other icons of the Archiv label.

Jordi Savall - Cristobal De Morales (ca.1500-1553) - Officium Defunctorum & Missa Pro Defunctis (1992) {Astree-Naive ES 9926}

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Jordi Savall - Cristobal De Morales (ca.1500-1553) - Officium Defunctorum & Missa Pro Defunctis (1992) {Astree-Naive ES 9926}

Jordi Savall - Cristóbal De Morales (ca.1500-1553) - Officium Defunctorum & Missa Pro Defunctis (1992) {Astrée-Naïve ES 9926 rel 1999}
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© 1992, 1999 Auvidis / Astrée / Naïve | ES 9935
Classical / Renaissance / Sacred

Morales's five-part setting of the Requiem is one of the masterpieces of the 16th century and was actually published twice during his lifetime. The 'Missa pro defunctis' follows the customary pattern of the time. Each section begins with a unison Gregorian intonation, which then continues as a cantus firmus in the upper part as the other voices spin a polyphonic texture underneath. The work avoids obvious madrigalisms, but maintains an austere, meditative texture, which is both spiritual and moving.

The Clerks' Group - Ockeghem: Requiem, Missa Fors Seulement (1997)

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The Clerks' Group - Ockeghem: Requiem, Missa Fors Seulement (1997)

The Clerks' Group - Ockeghem: Requiem, Missa Fors Seulement (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:11 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: ASV Digital | Catalog: CD GAU 168

The Clerks' Group is a popular a cappella singing ensemble devoted largely to Medieval and Renaissance-era vocal works. It consists of eight singers, but early on performed with as few as six. The range of most of the compositions the group performs spans from the eleventh century to the end of sixteenth century, though there are a small number of contemporary pieces that were commissioned for concert use. At the heart of the repertory are sacred works by Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez, Obrecht, Machaut, Dufay, Dunstable, and other composers of that era.

Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner - La Spagna: Danzas del Renacimiento Español (2007)

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Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner - La Spagna: Danzas del Renacimiento Español (2007)

Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner - La Spagna: Danzas del Renacimiento Español (2007)
EAC | WavPack (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:01 | 375 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Licanus | Catalog: CDM 0718

La Capella de Ministrers y su fundador, el violagambista y director valenciano Carles Magraner, celebran por todo lo alto los veinte años de andadura de un conjunto que es hoy ya una referencia inexcusable en el mundo de la música antigua. Y lo hacen mediante una exposición fotográfica que se acaba de inaugurar en Valencia y dos lanzamientos discográficos: un recopilatorio de su trayectoria, que lleva el inspirado título de Tempus Fugit y una absoluta novedad, el album La Spagna, recorrido por el universo de las danzas del Renacimiento español.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Music For The Spanish Kings (2001) {2CD Set Virgin 7243 5 61875 2 8 rec 1983}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Music For The Spanish Kings (2001) {2CD Set Virgin 7243 5 61875 2 8 rec 1983}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Music For The Spanish Kings (2001) {2CD Set Virgin 7243 5 61875 2 8 rec 1983}
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© 1983, 2001 Virgin / EMI | 7243 5 61875 2 8
Classical / Renaissance / 15th & 16th Century Spanish Music

Like the Renaissance itself, Music for the Spanish Kings begins with a strutting fanfare and ends with a melancholic sigh. Attaining his usual high standards, Jordi Savall has fashioned a poignant and varied musical portrait of the century encompassing the reigns of three Spanish kings: Alphonso I (1442-58), Ferdinand I (1458-94), and Charles V (1516-56). Montserrat Figueras' rich mezzo-soprano voice carries over half the pieces on the first disc. Her stunning vibrato imparts a troupadour's sadness to the cancions.