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Al Ayre Español Edition [8CDs] (2012)

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Al Ayre Español Edition [8CDs] (2012)

Al Ayre Español Edition: Durón, Galán, Iribarren, Navas, Literes, San Juan, Torres, Valls (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,29 Gb | Total time: 08:12:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88691953052 | Recorded: 1994-2001

Al Ayre Español is a vocal and instrumental ensemble formed in 1988 by the conductor Eduardo López Banzo. The ensemble plays period instruments and has brought back to life Spanish Baroque Music music, renewing the interest of contemporary audiences. The name of the band ('ayre' is an ancient word for 'aire') makes reference to playing music 'the Spanish way' ('con aire español').

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-156 | Recorded: 1996

Extraordinarily, Alessandro Scarlatti (who died in 1725 and forms a strong bridge between the mature Baroque and later classical traditions, according to musicologist Edward Dent) wrote some sixty-four operas, twenty oratorios, hundreds of chamber cantatas, and a host of madrigals, masses, motets, toccatas, concertos, sonatas and symphonies. Very little of this is heard today, sadly, except in specialist circles. Perhaps one of the more popularly performed pieces is 'Abramo, il tuo sembiante' (a Christmas cantata). When Handel visited Italy between 1706 and 1710, he met Scarlatti and may even have studied with him. This performance of said cantata is well within the Italian style - clear lines and intricate ornamentation.

Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

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Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

Joonas Kokkonen - Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)
Jan Lehtola (organ); Suvi Väyrynen (soprano); Joose Vähäsöyrinki (baritone)
Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | # TOCC0434 | Time: 00:55:33

The music of Joonas Kokkonen (1921–96), one of the most important Finnish composers after Sibelius, radiates warmth and light. His limited output is largely introvert in character but also contains moments of grandeur and rhythmic energy. Kokkonen’s Requiem (1980–81), written in memory of his first wife, is both a powerful choral symphony and a tender, moving embodiment of consolation. Originally scored for large orchestra, the Requiem is heard here in a new version for organ intended to bring the work within the reach of smaller forces. This first recording is complemented by the first complete recording of Kokkonen’s four works for solo organ.

Johann Samuel Welter - Gott sey uns gnädig, Choralkantaten - ecco la musica (2019) {Christophorus CHR 77440}

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Johann Samuel Welter - Gott sey uns gnädig, Choralkantaten - ecco la musica (2019) {Christophorus CHR 77440}

Johann Samuel Welter - Gott sey uns gnädig, Choralkantaten - ecco la musica (2019) {Christophorus CHR 77440}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 342 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 Christophorus | CHR 77440
Classical / Baroque / Sacred / Period Instruments

True treasures of unknown music can still be discovered: One of these is the composer Johann Samuel Welter, who was born in 1650 near Schwäbisch Hall (Württemberg) and, apart from a few years as an apprentice in Nuremberg, always remained faithful to his homeland. In the free imperial city of Schwäbisch Hall a free reformatoryspirit prevailed and Welter worked there for 45 years as organist at the main church of St. Michael until his death in 1720. He was certainly offered positions in Berlin, Frankfurt or Augsburg and is said to have composed over 400 works but unfortunately only just under a dozen vocal works have survived.

Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire - Handel: Dixit Dominus; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Zadok the Priest (2012)

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Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire - Handel: Dixit Dominus; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Zadok the Priest (2012)

Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire - Handel: Dixit Dominus; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Zadok the Priest (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 67:09 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Avie Records | # AV2270 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Apollo’s Fire has won critical acclaim and enjoyed Top 10 Billboard Classical chart success with their half-dozen releases on AVIE. Returning to their baroque roots, they offer a selection of works by Handel that showcase the Apollo’s Fire chorus. The centerpiece of the album is the grand Dixit Dominus, written during the composer’s early days in Rome. In a gesture to Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year, Sorrell has chosen two works written for the monarch’s forbearers: the “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne” and “Zadok the Priest.” As a bonus, Sorrell includes “The Lord Shall Reign” from the epic Israel in Egypt.

Altnickol: Missa in D Minor / Befiehl du deine Wege - 2007

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Altnickol: Missa in D Minor / Befiehl du deine Wege - 2007

Altnickol: Missa in D Minor / Befiehl du deine Wege (North German Figural Choir, The Norddeutscher Figuralchor & Musica Alta Ripa, Jorg Straube)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Scans | 00:50:10 | 239.49 MB
Classical | Carus 83.168

As the son-in-law of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Chrisoph Altnickol, who married Bach’s daughter Elisabeth Juliana Friederica in 1749, was closely associated with the Bach family. A reference written by his father-in-law which has been preserved testifies to the “very special skill” which Altnickol possessed as a composer and organist. Only a small fraction of Altnickol’s compositions have survived: aside from a few instrumental works, these consist primarily of a small number of works of sacred music, most of which are presented on this CD, and most are world premiere recordings. They include the Kyrie-Gloria-Messe in D minor. In his works Altnickol appears, in varying degrees, to be influenced by his teacher, Johann Sebastian Bach…

Friedrich Schneider - Das Weltgericht - Gregor Meyer (2019) {2CD Set cpo 555 119-2}

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Friedrich Schneider - Das Weltgericht - Gregor Meyer (2019) {2CD Set cpo 555 119-2}

Friedrich Schneider - Das Weltgericht - Gregor Meyer (2019) {2CD Set cpo 555 119-2}
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© 2019 cpo 555 119-2
Classical / Viennese School / Sacred / Oratorio / Period Instruments

A magnificent oratorio, long forgotten, has been rediscovered in Leipzig. Gregor Meyer conducts the Gewandhaus Chorus and the camerata lipsiensis in Friedrich Schneider’s Das Weltgericht. The composer, pianist, organist, and Anhalt-Dessau court music director Friedrich Schneider was one of the most creative and productive minds in the Central German music world during the first half of the nineteenth century but today is unfortunately a forgotten man. Das Weltgericht was once one of the most famous German oratorios, inspired euphoric headlines everywhere when it was first composed, and occasioned genuine storms of enthusiasm among concertgoers.

Joachim Carlos Martini, Barockorchester Frankfurt, Junge Kantorei - Handel: Nabal (2002)

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Joachim Carlos Martini, Barockorchester Frankfurt, Junge Kantorei - Handel: Nabal (2002)

Joachim Carlos Martini, Barockorchester Frankfurt, Junge Kantorei - Handel: Nabal (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 659 Mb | Total time: 130:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.555276.77 | Recorded: 2000

An enjoyable glimpse into a long-defunct genre, Nabal is a pastiche oratorio (or pasticcio) first performed in 1764, some five years after Handel's death. The work was compiled from Handel's music by John Christopher Smith, son of Handel's principal copyist, who inherited the composer's scores in manuscript from his father. Continuing the Handel connection, the libretto is by his old collaborator, Thomas Morell.

Peter Van Heyghen, Il Gardellino - Myslivecek: Adamo ed Eva (2019)

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Peter Van Heyghen, Il Gardellino - Myslivecek: Adamo ed Eva (2019)

Peter Van Heyghen, Il Gardellino - Mysliveček: Adamo ed Eva (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 60:34+68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Passacaille | # PAS1053 | Recorded: 2018

“Full of fire, spirit and life.” is how Mozart described this work of his contemporary, presented here for the first time on this new 2CD set.
Mozart’s positive verdict on Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781) was intended to make the listener aware, for the fact that the extremely critical Salzburg composer expresses himself positively about a colleague is an absolute exception.

Joachim Carlos Martini, Barockorchester Frankfurt, Junge Kantorei - Handel: Tobit (2007)

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Joachim Carlos Martini, Barockorchester Frankfurt, Junge Kantorei - Handel: Tobit (2007)

Joachim Carlos Martini, Barockorchester Frankfurt, Junge Kantorei - Handel: Tobit (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 737 Mb | Total time: 156:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570113.14 | Recorded: 2001

Compiled by John Christopher Smith from Handel’s operas, oratorios and other works, the oratorio Tobit, sometimes described as a pastiche, provided a winning synthesis of religion and entertainment at a time when newly-minted oratorios, drawing chiefly on biblical subjects were in vogue. The story of the pious and steadfast Tobit (Tobias the elder) is taken from the apocryphal Book of Tobias, in which he is persecuted for burying the dead. Patient in adversity, Tobit is finally restored to health and prosperity, while his son, Tobias, is safely married to Sarah.

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: The Seven Days of Passion / Strastnaya Sedmitsa (1994)

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Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: The Seven Days of Passion / Strastnaya Sedmitsa (1994)

Valeri Polyansky, Russian State Symphonic Cappella - Grechaninov: The Seven Days of Passion / Strastnaya Sedmitsa (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 59:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9303 | Recorded: 1994

The setting of 13 sacred musical texts is natural territory for Grechaninov, a member of the so-called 'new Russian choral school’ that included Sergey Rachmaninov and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. They were all associated with the Moscow Synodal School of Church Music and its Synodal Choir.

Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

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Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs
Boston Camerata; Joel Cohen, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 849 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 463 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69415-0 | Time: 03:17:10

Eight centuries of Christmas music from France, Spain, and the New World. Under Joel Cohen’s vibrant direction, this generous and varied anthology, occupying three entire CD's and containing three hours of music, presents some of The Boston Camerata's most beloved and successful Christmas recordings, originally produced between 1986 and 1999, to a new generation of music lovers.

Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90 - Haydn: The Complete Mass Edition (2006)

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Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90 - Haydn: The Complete Mass Edition (2006)

Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90 - Haydn: The Complete Mass Edition (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.24 Gb | Total time: 08:30:06 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0734 | Recorded: 1995-2001

Hickox has a wonderful feel for this music…In short I would put Hickox at the top of the list… Seasoned collectors may well have the major Haydn masses well covered, but if you want the less-known early works, along with interesting fillers, all superbly done and neatly put in a single box, you’ll want this as well. There is splendid music here, full of vitality as only Haydn could express it.
–American Record Guide

Le Miroir de Musique & Baptiste Romain - De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

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Le Miroir de Musique & Baptiste Romain - De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

Le Miroir de Musique & Baptiste Romain - De Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 313 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:37
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

Born around 1380 in the Duchy of Limburg, possibly in the little town of the same name, Johannes de Limburgia was active for a long time in Liège, then in Italy. We have evidence of his presence in Vicenza between 1431 and 1436, and several of his works refer explicitly to Vicenza, as well as to Venice and Padua, demonstrating a strong connection with northern Italy, where his music was compiled. His output – more than 45 works – is contained in three large manuscripts from the first half of the fifteenth century, alongside music by other composers from north of the Alps, such as Johannes Ciconia and Guillaume Dufay. Though only sacred music by Limburgia has survived, it is richly varied, reflecting both the consistency of the Franco-Flemish style and the composer’s own inventive taste for harmonic and melodic experimentation.

Luigi Boccherini Edition [37CDs] (2012)

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Luigi Boccherini Edition [37CDs] (2012)

Luigi Boccherini Edition [37CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 10 Gb | Total time: 38h 01'06'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94386 | Recorded: 1991-2011

One of the most distinguished figures of the Classical period, the Italian composer Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805) was revered by 18th-century listeners and musicians for the charm, elegance and lyrical beauty of his music. Although his legacy has been undervalued in modern times, this new 37 CD box set, the most comprehensive on the market, invites listeners to rediscover the distinctive musical voice and graceful style that won Boccherini acclaim during his own lifetime.