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The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)

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The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)

The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 437 Mb | Total time: 91:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF ‎| CD3048 | Recorded: 2008

An amazing display of expressivity achieved through daring 'prolations' and 'colorations'! There are at least half a dozen parody masses based on the chanson Fortuna Desperata, but Obrecht's is by far the most likely to keep the most secular audiences riveted to the music.

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

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The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 786 Mb | Total time: 68:50+67:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: fra bernardo ‎| FB 1309202 | Recorded: 2013

In short, Pipelare’s striking personality becomes apparent through hearing and analysing his masses rather than from the meagre details of his life. It is as if he redefines polyphonic composition with each work, rather than reverting to the tried and tested as say Jakob Obrecht did. There is nothing immediately recognisable, nothing that sounds even vaguely familiar, nothing can be categorised, rather everything sounds new, fresh, lively – wilfully individual!

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - La morte della Ragione (2018)

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Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - La morte della Ragione (2018)

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - La morte della Ragione (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 73:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics ‎| Alpha 450 | Recorded: 2017

The senses reign, and Reason now is dead (Petrarch). Giovanni Antonini, flautist and founder of the legendary Italian ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, enjoys musical voyages, the discursiveness of music. He begins with an anonymous 16th century pavane, La Morte della Ragione (The Death of Reason), which he believes refers to In Praise of Folly, in which its author Erasmus distinguishes between two forms of madness: a sweet illusion of the spirit, and a negative form, one that the vengeful Furies conjure up from hell…

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria [3CDs] (1998)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria [3CDs] (1998)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 878 Mb | Total time: 74:16+55:08+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | 462 856-2 | Recorded: 1989, 1990

Tallis Scholars are among the world's preeminent choral ensembles. Cultivating a distinctive vocal sound backed by impeccable scholarship, the group has helped raise the general level of interest in Renaissance choral music in Britain and beyond through a large catalog of recordings and numerous international tours.

Johannes Ockeghem - Complete Secular Music - The Medieval Ensemble Of London (1993) {L'Oiseau-Lyre 436 194-2OH2 rec 1981}

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Johannes Ockeghem - Complete Secular Music - The Medieval Ensemble Of London (1993) {L'Oiseau-Lyre 436 194-2OH2 rec 1981}

Johannes Ockeghem - Complete Secular Music - The Medieval Ensemble Of London (1993) {L'Oiseau-Lyre 436 194-2OH2 rec 1981}
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© 1981, 1993 Decca / L'Oiseau-Lyre | 436 194-2OH2
Classical / Renaissance / 15th Century / Early Music

This was the last of the wonderful series of fifteenth-century song sets issued by L'Oiseau-Lyre Florilegium under the initiative of the late Peter Wadland. Like the others—the complete Dufay songs and the complete Chansonnier Cordiforme—it was hardly intended for continuous listening throughout and therefore sits far better in CD format, where songs can be selected individually and repeated for more concentrated listening. Also like the others, it is a touch uneven in quality: perhaps two-thirds of the pieces here receive magnificent performances that go straight to the centre of the music, while a few merely skim the surface.

Erik van Nevel, Currende - Hans Leo Hassler: Auß tieffer noth - Religieuze muziek (2000)

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Erik van Nevel, Currende - Hans Leo Hassler: Auß tieffer noth - Religieuze muziek (2000)

Erik van Nevel, Currende - Hans Leo Hassler: Auß tieffer noth - Religieuze muziek (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb | Total time: 75:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Eufoda ‎| 1285 | Recorded: 1999

The compositions of Hans Leo Hassler stand at the turn of style from late Renaissance polyphony to Venetian early Baroque sound development. Counterpoint scholarship is combined with highest grace and tenderness. With the Ensemble Currende under Erik van Nevel, a varied compilation of Hassler's sacred and secular works can be heard.

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 1 (2017)

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Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 1 (2017)

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 1 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 62:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo ‎| FB1701743 | Recorded: 2015, 2016

With his compositions Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1420-1497) had a major influence on the music of the fifteenth century. For example it may have been Ockegham, who founded the long tradition of the artistic compositions of the chanson L’homme arme. In addition to his famous mass for four voices, the German-Belgian ensemble Beauty Farm also interprets the Missa quinti toni for three voices. Beauty Farm specializes in the interpretation of works from the early Renaissance. Their recordings have been described as “extraordinarily sensitive.”

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CDs] (2019)

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Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CDs] (2019)

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CD] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,79 Gb | Total time: 21h 28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 568 | Recorded: 1998-2017

Le Poème Harmonique, one of the most important early music ensembles in France, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For this occasion ALPHA CLASSICS has compiled twenty CDs from the catalogue in an attractively designed box. Award-winning recordings can be heard, some of them with an unusual repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. For loyal fans and those who want to become fans!

Ensemble Micrologus - Carnivalesque. Sex, lies and... musical tales in 16th-century Venice (2014) {Baryton 0027.14.1}

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Ensemble Micrologus - Carnivalesque. Sex, lies and... musical tales in 16th-century Venice (2014) {Baryton 0027.14.1}

Ensemble Micrologus - Carnivalesque. Sex, lies and… musical tales in 16th-century Venice (2014) {Baryton 0027.14.1}
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© 2014 Baryton | 0027.14.1
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music

This Venetian Carnival repertoire seems ideally suited to the versatility and forthright presentational style of Ensemble Micrologus, and indeed most of it is highly engaging and irresistibly evocative of the seamier side of Renaissance Venice. Only a couple of times in the more decorous part-music are there moments of uncomfortable intonation – it is hard to imagine that even in their unguardedly raucous moments the citizens of the Pearl of the Adriatic would have sung out of tune! Elsewhere an engagingly organic treatment of these popular tunes, with a galaxy of unusual instruments including bray harp, sordellina and buttafoco, merging in and out of the ensemble sound brings them vividly to life.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.5 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.5 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.5 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,29 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.

The Sound and the Fury - Pierre de la Rue: Masses (2018)

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The Sound and the Fury - Pierre de la Rue: Masses (2018)

The Sound and the Fury - Pierre de la Rue: Masses (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 703 Mb | Total time: 68:41+58:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: fra bernardo ‎| FB 1810455 | Recorded: 2013

For the upcoming 500th anniversary of the death of the great Franco-Flemish composer Pierre de la Rue (around 1460-1518), the vocal ensemble The Sound and the Fury, which specializes in early music, has recorded a selection of the composer’s artistic masses for the label FRA BERNARDO, which impressively reflect the high standard at the court of the music-loving and music-savvy Margaret of Austria. The Pierre de la Rue masses on this recording have one thing in common: they are all based on monadic models, thus in keeping with the most traditional of cyclic mass composition models, the cantus firmus mass.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.1 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.1 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.1 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 4,84 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.

Jordi Savall - Alfons V El Magnanim (1396- 1458) - El Cancionero De Montecassino (2001) {2CD, Alia Vox AV9816 A+B}

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Jordi Savall - Alfons V El Magnanim (1396- 1458) - El Cancionero De Montecassino (2001) {2CD, Alia Vox AV9816 A+B}

Jordi Savall - Alfons V El Magnanim (1396- 1458) - El Cancionero De Montecassino (2001) {2CD, Alia Vox AV9816 A+B}
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© 2001 Alia Vox | AV9816 A+B
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Choral / Instrumental Music

The works on this 2-CD set all come from a single source: a document called "Cancionero de Montecassino" which is believed to contain works composed between 1430 and 1480. Somehow the document has survived down through the centuries; it was almost lost when the Abbey where it was stored was bombed in 1944. Luckily the document survived so that this amazing CD set could be recorded by the - also amazing - Le Capella Reial de Catalunya. This CD is the second in a series entitled "Musicas Reales", the first of which being "Carlos V" containing works mainly from the 16th century. If you enjoyed that one, then "Alfons V el Magnanim" will be a welcome addition to your CD spinner.

José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)

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José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)

José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,94 Gb | Total time: 13:10:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 920114 | Recorded: 1991-2004

With a capaciously-filled boxset of a dozen CDs made up of attractive individual programmes and entitled The Spanish Guitar, Glossa reintroduces the superb playing of José Miguel Moreno. And with recordings from 1991-2004 which still sound fresh and vivid today. A new essay and all the sung texts are included in the physical booklet that completes this limited-edition set.

Gabriel Garrido, Ensemble Elyma - Il Secolo d'Oro nel Nuovo Mondo (1992)

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Gabriel Garrido, Ensemble Elyma - Il Secolo d'Oro nel Nuovo Mondo (1992)

Gabriel Garrido, Ensemble Elyma - Il Secolo d'Oro nel Nuovo Mondo: Villancicos e Orationes del '600 Latino-Americano (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 62:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Symphonia ‎| # SY 91S05 | Recorded: 1991

Just listening to soprano María Cristina Kiehr in her early collaborations with Gabriel Garrido is a sheer pleasure! Garrido is the big “discoverer” of music created in Latin America after the arrival of the “conquistadores” – this music bears strong traditional flavours, while at the same time reflecting the strong influences from Spain (especially) and Portugal. A big line-up of fine singers and instrumentalists supports the reconstruction of an essential repertory.