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Antonio Vivaldi Edition [10CDs] (2014)

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Antonio Vivaldi Edition [10CDs] (2014)

Antonio Vivaldi Edition [10CDs] (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,92 Gb | Total time: 08:12:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88843021612 | Recorded: 1990-2009

10 CDs performed by outstanding artists such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Andreas Staier, Michael Schneider, Skip Sempé, Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Collegium Aureum, Camerata Köln, La Petite Bande, Capriccio Stravagante and more.

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)

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Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Koln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)

Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Bach: Bachianas - Music By The Bach Family [5CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,54 Gb | Total time: 05:19:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 00289 479 0377 | Recorded: 1986, 2000,2002, 2003

Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Koln s recordings of J. S. Bach are classics of the Early Music movement. Equally revelatory is their championing of the music of the Bach family stretching from the mid-17th to the late 18th century: a treasure trove of vocal and instrumental works. Here they are complete in a single box for the first time, with Magdalena Kozená a stunning soloist.

Solomon's Knot - Magnificat: Christmas in Leipzig (2019)

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Solomon's Knot - Magnificat: Christmas in Leipzig (2019)

Solomon's Knot - Magnificat: Christmas in Leipzig (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 352 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:44
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

LEIPZIG is now touted as the “New Berlin”, a mecca for vogueish twenty-somethings who are drawn by the cheap rents in the city and an artistic vibe. In 1989 the former East German industrial hub was said to have the most polluted air in the country, but the city’s illustrious past lives on. Despite extensive bombing of the city in World War II, the famous Thomaskirche and its associated Thomasschule, one of the oldest schools in the world and where the choristers are educated, survive and flourish. The Gewandhaus orchestra, with origins dating to the time of Johann Sebastian Bach in the 1740s, is known as one of the world’s finest symphony orchestras. This recording gives us a picture of musical life in Leipzig some 300 years ago, spanning the consecutive careers of three composers who led the musical activities in the city. The programme demonstrates the connection between JS Bach and his two predecessors. Bach based the general shape of his Magnificat on that of Kuhnau’s, and it was first performed in 1723, the year Bach took over as cantor in Leipzig after Kuhnau’s death. The short Schelle piece provides a rousing advent introduction.

St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (1995)

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St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (1995)

St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev - Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:18 | 260 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | Catalog: 442 776-2

Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31, is a musical work by Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of his two major unaccompanied choral works (the other being his All-Night Vigil). The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is the primary worship service of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Rachmaninoff composed the work in July, 1910 at his summer estate Ivanovka, following his American tour of 1909. Writing to his friend Nikita Morozov, Rachmaninoff said of the work, "I have been thinking about the Liturgy for a long time and for a long time I strove to write it.

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

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Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60 CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 16,7 Gb | Total time: 62:33:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88765448882 | Recorded: 1986-1999

VIVARTE is the legendary Sony Classical period music label known for producing outstanding recordings on period instruments. The recordings by legendary producer Wolf Erichson are made with the best recording technologies available and by one of the best production teams in the world (Tritonus Music Production, Stuttgart). The collection contains a perfect overview of VIVARTE's legendary catalogue ranging from Vivaldi to Brahms including recordings with specialists in historically informed performance practice such as Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt, Tafelmusik, Huelgas Ensemble, L'Archibudelli among others. Many of the recordings received critical acclaim all over the world and won prestigious awards. This box set includes CDs presented in paper sleeves with the original artwork, a 250 page booklet with track listings and the original liner notes for each recording.

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Schütz: Musicalische Exequien (2011)

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Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Schütz: Musicalische Exequien (2011)

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Schütz: Musicalische Exequien (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 56:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC311 | Recorded: 2011

With the Thirty Years’ War raging around them, Lutherans considered death to be the true fulfillment of their earthly life. Prince Heinrich von Reuss organised all the details of his funeral in advance, from the music that would be sung - to be composed and then performed by Heinrich Schütz during the funeral ceremony - to the coffin itself.

Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Antoine Busnois: In hydraulis & other works (1994)

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Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Antoine Busnois: In hydraulis & other works (1994)

Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - Antoine Busnois: In hydraulis & other works (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 72:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian Recordings | # DOR-90184 | Recorded: 2013

One of the delights of exploring early music is that there's always some wonderful discovery just around the corner–some composer or work you've never heard of or were afraid to take a chance on last year, but who now compels your attention. And you're pleasantly surprised, as you will be when you discover the works of 15th-century Burgundian composer Busnoys. From the very first minute of his fantastic In hydraulis–a tribute to Ockeghem–you'll realize that here was a composer of considerable talent for part writing, for melody, and for intricate rhythmic structures. No less interesting is his motet in honor of St. Anthony Abbot, with its vocal imitation of a tolling bell throughout. The writing is remarkably fluid and harmonically inventive–and the 13-voice ensemble Pomerium demonstrates absolutely marvelous control and virtuoso technique.

Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - A Musical Book of Hours (1998)

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Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - A Musical Book of Hours (1998)

Alexander Blachly, Pomerium - A Musical Book of Hours (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 75:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 457 586-2 | Recorded: 1997

This is one of the most beautiful early music discs in the catalog–equally attributable to the music and to the perfectly tuned and blended voices, whose timbres couldn't be more appealing to the ear or more appropriate to the style of the repertoire. The very first track–a charming, gentle, hopeful little piece by Dufay, "Bon jour, bon mois, bon an"–leads us easily into the heart and spirit of this well-conceived program, which seeks to duplicate in music the expressive power and visual beauty of the richly illustrated Books of Hours–lovingly created volumes that were a cherished fixture of religious devotional practice in medieval and Renaissance Europe. Among the composers represented are Dufay, Desprez, Busnoys, Dunstaple, and Ockeghem. Put this at the top of your list.

Georg Grün, KammerChor Saarbrücken - Christoph Demanitus: Johannes-Passion; Motetten (2000)

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Georg Grün, KammerChor Saarbrücken - Christoph Demanitus: Johannes-Passion; Motetten (2000)

Georg Grün, KammerChor Saarbrücken - Christoph Demanitus: Johannes-Passion; Motetten (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 255 Mb | Total time: 58:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Christophorus | CHR 77229 | Recorded: 1997

Times of change are often interesting. That is certainly the case with episodes in music history in which aesthetic ideas were changing. One such period was the time around 1600. In Italy the stile concertato was born and gradually broke the dominance of the old polyphonic style. This soon spread around Europe and also reached Germany. Some composers, like Heinrich Schütz, embraced it without ever abandoning counterpoint. Others offered strong resistance and largely held to the dominant church music tradition. One of them was Christoph Demantius.

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans (2019)

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Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans (2019)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 901 Mb | Total time: 75:56+64:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alia Vox | # AVSA9935 | Recorded: 2006

‘Judith triumphant over the barbarians of Holofernes’ is the only survivor of the four oratorios that Vivaldi is known to have composed. The work was commissioned to celebrate the victory of the Republic of Venice over the Turks during the siege of Corfu. All characters, male and female, are interpreted by women (originally the singers of the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice). Although the rest of the oratorio survives completely intact, the overture has been lost and Jordi Savall has selected two existing concertos as introduction, of which the key, mode and no doubt date of composition coincide most closely with the subject of the oratorio.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera - Vivaldi: Gloria, Nisi Dominus, Nulla in mundo pax (2018)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera - Vivaldi: Gloria, Nisi Dominus, Nulla in mundo pax (2018)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Julia Lezhneva, Franco Fagioli - Vivaldi: Gloria, Nisi Dominus, Nulla in mundo pax (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 59:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 483 3874 | Recorded: 2016

Julia Lezhneva, Franco Fagioli and Diego Fasolis: three stars of the Baroque unite to record Vivaldi’s most popular choral work. Julia Lezhneva – “a serene, sleek voice, beatific in timbre, with a bell-like resonance” (Financial Times) – adds the glorious solo motet Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera. Franco Fagioli – “one of today's great vocal technicians” (The Guardian) – records the Nisi Dominus with its haunting ‘Cum Dederit’. Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti are today’s Vivaldi interpreters par excellence.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Couperin, Du Mont: Motets (2004)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Couperin, Du Mont: Motets (2004)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Couperin, Du Mont: Motets (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 600 Mb | Total time: 74:28+72:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 62419 2 | Recorded: 1992, 1993

Before you play the first track of this disc, make sure you're in quiet surroundings and ready to listen closely. You'll hear a pure yet sensuous soprano voice slip gently out of the silence and sing a melody that manages to be haunting and virtuosic at the same time–only to be followed by a similar voice doing the same thing. The two voices coil around each other (with some gleaming suspensions) for a full minute before instruments join them. And that's just the beginning of this marvelous disc of motets by François Couperin, a composer better known for his keyboard and chamber music. Most of these pieces were written to accompany the Elevation of the Host (the most solemn moment of the Roman Catholic liturgy), so you won't hear much exuberance.

Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)

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Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)

Ludus Modalis, Bruno Boterf - Paschal de L'Estocart: Deux coeurs aimants (2007)
- Chansons, Ode, Psalms and Motets with 3 to 7 voices

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0703 | Time: 01:04:45

Little is known of the life of Paschal de L'Estocart, the French composer of the late Renaissance who was roughly a contemporary of Claude Le Jeune (1528 -1600). He seems to have been sympathetic to the Protestant Reformers – he spent considerable time in Germany and his music was published in Geneva – but later in life he applied unsuccessfully to the French King for a position at an abbey. His collection of psalms and motets, Sacrae Cantiones, 16 of which are recorded here, are mostly in French, along with several in Latin, and was dedicated to Calvinist Count Palatine Johann Casimir in 1582. This collection also includes his Ode in 12 parts, set to religious texts in French. L'Estocart's music is typical of late Renaissance polyphony, eclectic in its use of a cantus firmus, imitative counterpoint, and homophonic writing, with an unusually free use of dissonance. The French mixed a cappella ensemble Ludus Modalis, led by Bruno Boterf, specializes in music of this era and sings with passion and authority. Intonation is immaculate and tone quality is pure and unforced. The recorded sound is clean, but spacious and warm.

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Telemann: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (1995)

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Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Telemann: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (1995)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Telemann: Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 260 Mb | Total time: 59:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 10 596 | Recorded: 1994

Hermann Max betont mit seinem vorzüglichen Ensemble die dominante Seite der Musik mit einem kammermusikalisch sensiblen Klangbild von hoher Transparenz und Plastizität. Ebenso klar und präzise musizieren auch die hervorragenden Vokalsolisten.

Concerto Scirocco & Voces Suaves - Bernardi: Lux Æterna. Ein Salzburger Requiem (2019)

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Concerto Scirocco & Voces Suaves - Bernardi: Lux Æterna. Ein Salzburger Requiem (2019)

Concerto Scirocco & Voces Suaves - Bernardi: Lux Æterna. Ein Salzburger Requiem (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:19
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Arcana

After rediscovering the music of Giovanni Croce, maestro di cappella at St Mark’s cathedral in Venice (A439), Ensembles Voces Suaves & Concerto Scirocco take us to Salzburg and put the spotlight on the Verona-born composer Stefano Bernardi, a contemporary of Monteverdi. Bernardi reached the peak of his career in Salzburg, when he was appointed the first Kapellmeister of its newly constructed cathedral, a position he held from 1628 to 1634. Bernardi contributed greatly to the integration of the Italian nuovo stile in Salzburg, especially of features such as polychorality and the stile concertato, and may therefore be seen as the musical forefather of later, more famous Salzburg musicians. The outstanding stature of his music is clearly evident from his majestic Requiem, the manuscript of which is still preserved in the Salzburg cathedral archives. Particularly impressive is the Sequentia, which forms the core of the work and opens with an elaborate Dies irae section, based on the famous chant melody. The Requiem, as well as a number of Motets by Bernardi, is recorded here for the very first time.