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Thierry Fischer, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Arthur Honegger: Horace victorieux; Une Cantate de Noël (2008)

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Thierry Fischer, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Arthur Honegger: Horace victorieux; Une Cantate de Noël (2008)

Thierry Fischer, BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Arthur Honegger: Horace victorieux; Une Cantate de Noël (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 75:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67688 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Honegger’s Une Cantate de Noël is a Christmas number with a difference. His last work and one of his most popular compositions, it was written for the Basle Chamber Choir and Orchestra in 1953. The text of the cantata is derived from liturgical and popular texts— including Psalms and part of the Latin Gloria. A notable feature is the intertwining of traditional carols in French and German: appropriate for multilingual Switzerland and also perhaps symbolizing peace among nations seven years after the conclusion of World War II. Honegger scored the cantata for solo baritone, mixed chorus, children’s choir and an orchestra including organ. The combination of the different texts and forms creates a wonderfully uplifting effect.

Sophie Rennert, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 10 (2020)

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Sophie Rennert, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 10 (2020)

Sophie Rennert, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 10 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 79:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDJ33130 | Recorded: 2018

Perfectly judged performances, intelligently planned recitals, informative booklet notes and, throughout, accompaniments from a true master of the art: this final release in the songs of Brahms epitomizes all the familiar virtues which have distinguished the series.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert 2002: Bernstein: Wonderful Town (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert  2002: Bernstein: Wonderful Town (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2002: Bernstein: Wonderful Town (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29887 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 76 min | 18,1 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 76 min | 4,55 Gb
Audio: English / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French

"What a Wonderful Town" was the motto of the traditional New Year's Eve Concert at the Berlin Philharmonie. The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle along with some of the most sought-after singers in this field including Thomas Hampson, Kim Criswell, Simone Sauphanor and Karl Daymond perform Leonard Bernstein's 'Wonderful Town'. 'Wonderful Town' was the second of Bernstein's trio of 'New York' musicals begun in 1944 with 'On The Town' and completed with 1957's 'West Side Story' and is a love letter to New York in the '30's. Bernstein's score combines witty pastiches of various popular musical styles of the 30s - Conga!, Swing! - and some of his most winning ballads. The program also includes George Gershwin’s songs ‘My Man’s Gone Now’, ‘Ask Me Again’ and ‘Fascinatin’ Rhythm’.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire (2021)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire (2021)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | 01:12:47
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Pierrot lunaire, premiered in Berlin in 1912, is a series of twenty-one short melodramas for voice and five instruments on German translations of poems by Albert Giraud. Here the composer first introduces Sprechgesang (speech-song), a technique that revolutionised declamation. Schoenberg wanted the piece to be ironic, at once tender and grotesque, in the manner of cabaret songs.

China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Michel Plasson - Guan Xia: Earth Requiem (2013)

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China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Michel Plasson - Guan Xia: Earth Requiem (2013)

Guan Xia - Earth Requiem (2013)
China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Michel Plasson

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:52
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099993411929

The “Earth Requiem” is a gigantic work performed and recorded in Beijing in May 2011 in remembrance of the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008. This is the first Chinese Requiem ever composed. This massive work by renowned Chinese composer Guan Xia is scored for 100 instrumentalists, a choir of 150 singers, an organ and 4 vocal soloists. The well-established China National Symphony Orchestra invited the legendary French conductor Michel Plasson, who has long had a close association with EMI Classics, to work on the project. This partnership between West and East gives the recording a universal breadth as well as an overarching theme: the Earth. The emotional strength of the work is empowered by its gargantuan scale. A concert and press conference will be held in May 2013 in Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts to mark the 5th anniversary of the Sichuan Earthquake.

Robin Tritschler, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 9 (2020)

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Robin Tritschler, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 9 (2020)

Robin Tritschler, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 9 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 74:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDJ33129 | Recorded: 2018

The heady, youthful tenor of Robin Tritschler is our guide through more of those musical riches which constitute Brahms’s complete song output. Volume 9 is a rewarding journey spanning more than three decades of the composer’s creative life.

Simon Rattle - Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater; Litany to the Virgin Mary; Symphony No. 3 (1994) [Re-Up]

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Simon Rattle - Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater; Litany to the Virgin Mary; Symphony No. 3 (1994) [Re-Up]

Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater; Litany to the Virgin Mary; Symphony No. 3 (1994)
Elzbieta Szmytka, soprano; Florence Quivar, mezzo-soprano; Jon Garrison, tenor; John Connell, bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 55121 2 3 | Time: 00:56:04

Three of Szymanowski’s most important works show Rattle’s ability to energise music in which he believes. Sensuality and cogency blend in refined sound.

Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Carl Davis, Antal Dorati, Marilyn Horne - Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CD

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Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Carl Davis, Antal Dorati, Marilyn Horne - Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CD

Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CDs
Fanfare For The Common Man; Appalachian Spring; Lincoln Portrait; Quiet City;
Music For Movies; Ceremonial Fanfare; El Salón México; Old American Songs;
Dance Symphony; 4 Dances From 'Rodeo'
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta; Gregory Peck, speaker
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Sinfonietta, conducted by Elgar Howarth; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Doráti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 554 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 448 261-2 | Time: 02:12:18

If you want a good sampling of Copland's orchestral works, then this 2-CD compilation comes highly recommended, with excellent performances of works such as Appalachian Spring, Quiet City, El Salón México and others. (Presto Classical)

Johannes Kalpers, Burkhard Kehring - Franz Schubert: Goethe Lieder, Vol.3 (2004)

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Johannes Kalpers, Burkhard Kehring - Franz Schubert: Goethe Lieder, Vol.3 (2004)

Johannes Kalpers, Burkhard Kehring - Franz Schubert: Goethe Lieder, Vol.3 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 71:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.554667 | Recorded: 2002

The Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition presents all Schubert’s Lieder, over 700 songs, grouped according to the poets who inspired him. Thanks to Bärenreiter’s Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, which uses primary sources, the performers have been able to benefit from the most recent research of the editorial team. The third volume devoted to settings of poems by Goethe includes the best known song of all, Erlkönig. These songs for male voice range from 1814 to the 1820s, some in Goethe’s preferred strophic form, others through-composed.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert / Silvesterkonzert 2000 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29918 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3927 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 5,57 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

During Claudio Abbado’s time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the great symphonic repertoire naturally formed the core of his artistic work, and it was almost forgotten just what an important role the music theatre of his Italian homeland played in his life – after all, he had led La Scala in Milan from 1968 to 1986. Just how special the works of Verdi were to him could be heard in the New Year’s Eve Concert from 2000 which, with famous scenes and arias, rang in the Verdi year 2001 when the music world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Miriam Feuersinger, Peter Barczi, Capricornus Consort Basel - Herzens-Lieder: Graupner, J.S. Bach, Kuhnau (2016)

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Miriam Feuersinger, Peter Barczi, Capricornus Consort Basel - Herzens-Lieder: Graupner, J.S. Bach, Kuhnau (2016)

Miriam Feuersinger, Peter Barczi, Capricornus Consort Basel - Herzens-Lieder: Graupner, J.S. Bach, Kuhnau, Telemann (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 64:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Christophorus | # CHR77399 | Recorded: 2015

'Herzens-Lieder' [Songs of the Heart] – this title would certainly have appealed to the two librettists and four composers featured upon this CD. In terms of music and church history, they all – Johann Kuhnau, Georg Philipp Telemann, Christoph Graupner and Johann Sebastian Bach – form part of the Lutheran church choir tradition.

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

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Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat; George Frideric Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)
Vox Luminis; Lionel Meunier, artistic direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 370 | Time: 01:01:19

The Belgian early music group Vox Luminis has made several wonderful recordings of lesser-known Baroque repertory. They cultivate a distinctive sound with ten or 15 singers (here there are ten) and a small instrumental group, diverging completely from the general Italianate-operatic trend toward brisk tempos, sharp accents, and dramatic conceptions. Here they take on two very familiar works and meet the challenge of creating unique interpretations. Even in the splendid Bach Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 (sample one of the big choruses, perhaps "Fecit potentiam"), they are smooth and even delicate. The sound is all the more impressive in that leader Lionel Meunier does not really conduct; he sings in the choir itself. Yet the carefully burnished sound is extremely coherent. The effect is to deliver a personal aspect even to these highly public works. In this kind of reading there is the necessity for the performers to deliver text intelligibility and for the instrumentalists to deliver balance, and all succeed nicely, as do Alpha Classics' engineers, working in a pair of churches (Belgian for the Handel, Dutch for the Bach). This is a beautifully rendered representation of standard repertory that draws you into entirely new ways of looking at the music.

Miriam Feuersinger, Zürcher Barockorchester - La Dresda Galante: Vivaldi, Hasse, W.F. Bach, Ristori, Heinichen (2014)

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Miriam Feuersinger, Zürcher Barockorchester - La Dresda Galante: Vivaldi, Hasse, W.F. Bach,  Ristori, Heinichen (2014)

Miriam Feuersinger, Zürcher Barockorchester - La Dresda Galante: Vivaldi, Hasse, W.F. Bach, Ristori, Heinichen (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 346 Mb | Total time: 76:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Klanglogo | # AKL1508 | Recorded: 2013

The musical world of the eighteenth-century court at Dresden is characterised by its diversity: Vivaldi, Hasse, Ristori and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach were all highly esteemed. The Zürcher Barockorchester perform selections from this demanding repertoire and successfully transport listeners to Dresden’s vibrant Augustan era.

Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)

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Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)

Aleksander Kunach, Dawid Biwo, Polski Chór Kameralny & Jan Łukaszewski - Czarnecki: Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis, Op. 50 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:29
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: DUX Records

Czarnecki as born in 1949 in Jelenia Góra. In 1963-1969, he attended the State Music School in Cz 281;stochowa as a piano class student. It was also there where he took contact with Prof. Romuald Twardowski, with whom he had his first composition lessons. In 1969-1974, he studied composition at the Warsaw Higher State School of Music (currently the Chopin University of Music) in the class of Prof. Piotr Perkowski and Prof. Romuald Twardowski. Vespers for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (Vesperæ in exaltatione Sanctæ Crucis) is a composition that is thoroughly imbued with the Christian tradition. It is almost a complete form of the evening breviary prayer of the Catholic Church written in Latin but already according to the post-conciliar liturgy. The present album features a complete recording of the said work, dedicated to His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Megumi Akanuma & Filippo Farinelli - Arie dal Sacro Convento di Assisi (2021)

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Megumi Akanuma & Filippo Farinelli - Arie dal Sacro Convento di Assisi (2021)

Megumi Akanuma & Filippo Farinelli - Arie dal Sacro Convento di Assisi (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 250 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:34
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Tactus

The Cappella Musicale of the Basilica di San Francesco is several centuries old; its origin is very ancient and dates back to the first years of the thirteenth century, in direct connection with the particular stimulus given by St. Francis to singing the praise of God, an activity that was encouraged by a renovation of liturgical prayer, within the precepts of the Holy Roman Church.