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Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Sawani Shende-Sathaye - Awakening Beyond (2017)

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Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Sawani Shende-Sathaye - Awakening Beyond (2017)

Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Sawani Shende-Sathaye - Awakening Beyond (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:28:36 | 205 Mb
Folk, Vocal, Classical | Label: iGroove Music

The new Beyond album, ‘Awakening Beyond’ will feature Buddhist nun singing for freedom, Ani Choying Drolma as well as Jewish Sephardic singer Mor Karbasi. The great Regula Curti, the creator of the Beyond albums will once again unite her voice with the mesmerizing Sawani Shende. Tibetan singer Dechen Shak-Dagsay however won’t be featured on the new album, currently promoting her ‘Day Tomorrow’ album.

Myrthen Ensemble - Songs to the Moon (2016) 2CDs

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Myrthen Ensemble - Songs to the Moon (2016) 2CDs

Myrthen Ensemble - Songs to the Moon (2016) 2CDs
Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Peter Warlock, Samuel Barber, Elizabeth Maconchy
Camille Saint-Saëns, Joseph Szulc, Federico Mompou, Jules Massenet, Henri Duparc
Claude Debussy, Ernest Chausson, Reynaldo Hahn, Gabriel Fauré

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum | # SIGCD443 | Time: 01:20:42

Described by The Telegraph as "the crème de la crème of young British-based musical talent", and praised in BBC Music Magazine for their "irresistible combination of arresting programing and vocal flair assembled around pianist Joseph Middleton", the newly formed Myrthen Ensemble brings together rising stars in the world of art-song and Lieder. This disc features performances by founder members Mary Bevan, Clara Mouriz, Allan Clayton, Marcus Farnsworth and Joseph Middleton. Joseph Middleton writes to introduce the recording: "The moon has, since antiquity, inspired artists, musicians and wordsmiths. The programme on this disc looks to its many characteristics for inspiration. The songs are at turns consoling, sometimes seductive in serenades and occasionally paint the moon as a threatening force through its extinguishing of the sun's rays. The moon’s silver beams cast their magic in music by Brahms and Schumann in the first of these CDs, and in the second, inspire the exquisite treatment of 'Clair de lune' by a selection of the finest French song composers. Short English nocturnal overtures begin each disc".

Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)

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Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)

Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:22 min | 299 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

A truly unique album from the stunning Natalie Dessay alongside Michel Legrand and the London Studio Orchestra. Composed by multi award winning artist Michel Legrand and written by American poets Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Originally composed and written in the 70’s the project was never completed.

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

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Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:04 min | 322 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, ‘of staggering profundity, purity and beauty’ (ffff Télérama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach.

VA - Daron Hagen: 21st Century Song Cycles (2017)

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VA - Daron Hagen: 21st Century Song Cycles (2017)

VA - Daron Hagen: 21st Century Song Cycles
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:44 min | 284 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

Although he is a prolific composer of operas, symphonies and concertos, songs lie at the core of Daron Hagens output. With over 350 published art songs, he has embraced and extended the great lineage of American song exemplified by Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and Ned Rorem, and is now considered one of the foremost 21st-century composers for the voice. The meticulously crafted and wholly idiomatic examples included here have been recorded under the composers supervision with his chosen performers, members of Lyric Fest, Philadelphias renowned song series.

Natalie Dessay - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)

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Natalie Dessay - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)

Natalie Dessay - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:34 | 136 Mb
Classical, Classical Crossover, Female Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

Composed by multi-award-winning artist Michel Legrand and written by American poets Alan & Marilyn Bergman, this album is made up of a cycle of songs. It tells the story of a woman s life from birth to death, passing by all of its highlights: childhood, adolescence, first love, and motherhood. Composed and written in the 70 s, the project was never completed. Thanks to Natalie's input, Michel Legrand rewrote the score and Alan & Marilyn Bergman rewrote the lyrics especially for her in order to give a second life to this project. This masterpiece was recorded last September in London at the Air Studio with the London Studio Orchestra, conducted by Michel Legrand.

Ensemble LaCappella - Raunächte: The Twelve Nights after Christmas (2017)

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Ensemble LaCappella - Raunächte: The Twelve Nights after Christmas (2017)

Ensemble LaCappella - Raunächte: The Twelve Nights after Christmas (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:31 | 113 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Rondeau Records

Raunächte’: these are the twelve cold, dark nights that, across Northern Europe, are steeped in myths and spirituality. The various ensembles of the LaCappella family present compositions that capture their very unique atmosphere, telling stories of stillness, snow, and joyful expectation.

Tarja - From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) (2017)

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Tarja - From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) (2017)

Tarja - From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks, log, cover) | 00:49:32 | 304 MB
Symphonic, Classical, Xmas, Female Vocal | Label: Earmusic

From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) is the second classical and Christmas album, and the seventh studio album released by the Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen.On the 22 September 2017, earMUSIC released a video announcing the existence of the album. A music video was released on the 6th of October, with Tarja singing "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel". With the album release comes also Tarja Turunen's first ever graphic novel "From Spirits and Ghosts (Novel for a dark Christmas)". The 40-page novel will take you to the world of dark Christmas with the beautiful art of Conor Boyle. The “novel for a dark Christmas” revolves around Tarja’s two characters, the dark and light one, bringing together lonely souls during the festive season.

Tarja - From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) (2017)

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Tarja - From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) (2017)

Tarja - From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:32 | 114 Mb
Symphonic, Classical, Xmas, Female Vocal | Label: earMUSIC

From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas) is the second classical and Christmas album, and the seventh studio album released by the Finnish soprano Tarja Turunen.On the 22 September 2017, earMUSIC released a video announcing the existence of the album. A music video was released on the 6th of October, with Tarja singing "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel". With the album release comes also Tarja Turunen's first ever graphic novel "From Spirits and Ghosts (Novel for a dark Christmas)". The 40-page novel will take you to the world of dark Christmas with the beautiful art of Conor Boyle. The “novel for a dark Christmas” revolves around Tarja’s two characters, the dark and light one, bringing together lonely souls during the festive season.

Lea Desandre, Nathalie Pérez, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Opera Fuoco and David Stern - Berenice, che fai? (2017)

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Lea Desandre, Nathalie Pérez, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Opera Fuoco and David Stern - Berenice, che fai? (2017)

Lea Desandre, Nathalie Pérez, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Opera Fuoco and David Stern - Berenice, che fai?
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:34 min | 375 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Opera Fuoco's latest recording features three former members of the Opera Fuoco studio, Lea Desandré, Natalie Perez, Chantal Santon and the Opera Fuoco orchestra conducted by David Stern. Berenice, che fai? is a compilation of late Baroque and early Classical works based principally on Metastasio’s famous 18th-century opera scene «Ah Berenice» from his opera Antigono. Not only was the scene set to music by such composers as Haydn and Hasse, but also by Antonio Maria Mazzoni and Marianna Martinez, a composer of Spanish descent who was widely connected to the Viennese music scene and, for a time, lived in the same noble house as Metastasio and Haydn at Grosse Michelstrasse.

La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

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La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.

Sabine Devieilhe - Mirages (2017)

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Sabine Devieilhe - Mirages (2017)

Sabine Devieilhe - Mirages
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:25 min | 262 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Soprano Sabine Devieilhe’s signature operatic role, Lakmé, forms the starting point for her enticing album Mirages. A collection of opera and song in French, its theme is the exotic allure of faraway – and imagined – places and people. In addition to three numbers from Delibes’ opera, it features music by Berlioz, Debussy and Stravinsky and some rarer names: Thomas, Messager, Koechlin and Delage. Devieilhe is joined by mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, pianist Alexandre Tharaud and the period-instrument orchestra Les Siècles under its founder, François-Xavier Roth.

David Lol Perry - Three Wings (2017)

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David Lol Perry - Three Wings (2017)

David Lol Perry - Three Wings
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:26 min | 297 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Three Wings is a sublime collection of 14th Century plainsong reimagined for the 21st Century with added electro-acoustic instrumentation by composer/producer David Lol Perry, and featuring the heavenly voices of the Winchester College Quiristers.

Joy Ellis - Life on Land (2017)

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Joy Ellis - Life on Land (2017)

Joy Ellis - Life on Land (2017)
Vocal jazz | 1:00:12 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 350 MB
Label: F-IRE Recorded Music Ltd.

Ellis, a London based singer, makes an impressive debut with this F-IRE Presents album finding inspiration for her compositions from her native Haringey via photos, street art, architecture and London in general. The cultural diversity, the hectic tempo, the harshness, the loneliness, the neighbourhoods. I suppose we all could find similar inspiration in our own hometown but, with the possible exception of New York, nowhere in such varied abundance as in our capital city.

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.