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GewandhausChor, Michael Schonheit & Gregor Meyer - Reger: Sämtliche Choralkantaten (2016)

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GewandhausChor, Michael Schonheit & Gregor Meyer - Reger: Sämtliche Choralkantaten (2016)

GewandhausChor, Michael Schonheit & Gregor Meyer - Reger: Sämtliche Choralkantaten
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:47 min | 378 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

This new release, featuring the recording premiere of his complete chorale cantatas, is in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of composer Max Reger’s death. Although raised Catholic, Reger had an early fascination with Protestant music, much to the concern of his family. Regers chorale contributions to the Protestant church cannot be overlooked, and he submitted many compositions to the monthly Monatschrift fur Gottesdienst und kirchliche Kunst.

Magali Léger & Ensemble RosaSolis - Boccherini: Stabat Mater (2017)

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Magali Léger & Ensemble RosaSolis - Boccherini: Stabat Mater (2017)

Magali Léger & Ensemble RosaSolis - Boccherini: Stabat Mater
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:27 min | 251 MB
Label: Musica Ficta | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Luigi Boccherini produced only a modest amount of sacred music. We know, however, that he wrote sacred works throughout his life. The work which most of all represents Boccherini’s vocal output in the eyes of the wider public is the Stabat Mater G. 532. It is the original version of the Stabat Mater composed in 1781and scored for soprano and string quintet which is recorded here.

Kinnara Ensemble & J.D. Burnett - Provenance (2017)

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Kinnara Ensemble & J.D. Burnett - Provenance (2017)

Kinnara Ensemble & J.D. Burnett - Provenance
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:03 min | 216 MB
Label: Affetto Recordings | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The past two decades have marshaled an advent of numerous new professional choral ensembles in the United States, enriching the artistic environment for choral music lovers and professional singers alike. A product of that new landscape, Kinnara Ensemble has forged a bold path in the busy musical marketplace in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. The ensemble was founded in the fall of 2008 by a handful of Westminster Choir College alumni who sought to continue the musical fulfillment they enjoyed as students.

Studio De Musique Ancienne De Montréal - Musique sacrée en Nouvelle-France (2017)

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Studio De Musique Ancienne De Montréal - Musique sacrée en Nouvelle-France (2017)

Studio De Musique Ancienne De Montréal - Musique sacrée en Nouvelle-France
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:12 min | 324 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

This album was first released in 1995 under the title Le Chant de la Jerusalem des terres froides on the French label K617 and is now re-released under the title Musique sacree en Nouvelle-France on the ATMA label. It illustrates musical life during the French colonization of the Americas, when sacred music accompanied many daily activities. The late Christopher Jackson (1948-2015) conducted the Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal for this recording, made in the Halle aux Vivres de Brouage (Charente-Maritime), and the historical church of Saint-Didier in Villiers-le-Bel, France.

Capella Sanctæ Crucis & Tiago Simas Freire - Zuguambé - Harmonia Nova #3 (2017)

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Capella Sanctæ Crucis & Tiago Simas Freire - Zuguambé - Harmonia Nova #3 (2017)

Capella Sanctæ Crucis & Tiago Simas Freire - Zuguambé - Harmonia Nova #3
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:22 min | 280 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

This ensemble takes its name from the Chapel of the Monastery of Santa Cruz de Coimbra in Portugal, from where the unpublished musical manuscripts on which the heart of the work is elaborated contribute to the sound research into the origins of Portuguese Baroque music.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Bernat Vivancos: Requiem (2015) 2CDs

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Bernat Vivancos: Requiem (2015) 2CDs

Bernat Vivancos - Requiem (2015) 2CDs
Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 228 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Neu Records | # NEU 010 | Time: 01:37:54

Catalan composer Bernat Vivancos's 'Blanc', released by Neu Records in 2013, was an acclaimed double album of premiere recordings by the Latvian Radio Choir, one of the world's finest chamber choirs, conducted by Sigvards Klava. This follow-up reunites the composer with these forces in a performance of his profound Requiem. The renowned musician Jordi Savall first encountered - and was greatly moved by - Vivancos's music through 'Blanc'. He says: "The innovative richness of the works by Bernat Vivancos are, I believe, the clearest and most striking proof of the vitality of a new musical Renaissance. His extraordinary talent and his profound spirituality are placed at the service of a process that is the invention of a new language which, in spite of its complexity and modernity, is capable of transmitting to us pure beauty and emotion." Vivancos composed his Requiem - scored for mixed choir, soloists, cello soloist (here Pau Codina), cello quartet, accordion and percussion - in memory of his father.

Louisville Orchestra & Teddy Abrams - All In (2017)

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Louisville Orchestra & Teddy Abrams - All In (2017)

Louisville Orchestra & Teddy Abrams - All In
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 45:39 min | 230 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

The Louisville Orchestra releases its first album in nearly 30 years. The album, called "All In“.

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - In an Italian Garden Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals (Live) (2017)

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - In an Italian Garden Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals (Live) (2017)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - In an Italian Garden Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:39 min | 383 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

This concert was recorded live at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia within the framework of Le Jardin des Voix: the Academy launched by Les Arts Florissants in 2002 as a showcase for young talent. William Christie and Paul Agnew, the co-directors of the Academy, are well known as fine teachers and indefatigable talent-spotters. Here they present six promising young singers, hitherto unknown to the general public, who were auditioned and recruited from almost 200 candidates.

The Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs

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The Red Army Choir (The Alexandrov Ensemble) - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs

The Red Army Choir - The Best Of The Red Army Choir: The Definitive Collection (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb | Scans included | 01:56:16
Russian Folk Songs, Classical Marches, Brass & Military | Label: Silva | # SILKD 6034

The Alexandrov Ensemble (commonly known as The Red Army Choir in the West) is an official army choir of the Russian armed forces. Founded during the Soviet era, the ensemble consists of a male choir, an orchestra, and a dance ensemble. The Ensemble has entertained audiences both in Russia and throughout the world, performing a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias and popular music. The group's repertoire has included The Volga Boatmen's Song, Katyusha, Kalinka, and Ave Maria. It is named for its first director, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883–1946).

Rolando Villazón, Ildar Abdrazakov, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal & Yannick Nézet - Duets (2017)

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Rolando Villazón, Ildar Abdrazakov, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal & Yannick Nézet - Duets (2017)

Rolando Villazón, Ildar Abdrazakov, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal & Yannick Nézet - Duets
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:17 min | 280 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Three exceptional artists join forces for an operatic treat! Star tenor Rolando Villazón, who was just named artistic director of Salzburg Mozart week, Ildar Abdrazakov, one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world (Vanity Fair), who is debuting on Deutsche Grammophon with this album and the in-coming music director of the Metropolitan Opera Yannick Nézet-Séguin – a conductor full of vim and vigor – with Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.

Le Caravansérail, Bertrand Cuiller & Rachel Redmond - A Fancy: Fantasy on English Airs & Tunes (2017)

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Le Caravansérail, Bertrand Cuiller & Rachel Redmond - A Fancy: Fantasy on English Airs & Tunes (2017)

Le Caravansérail, Bertrand Cuiller & Rachel Redmond - A Fancy: Fantasy on English Airs & Tunes
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:49 min | 363 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

In their first recording for harmonia mundi, Bertrand Cuiller and the musicians of Le Caravansérail immerse us in the dreamlike world of the London theatre of the 17th century. Incidental music, airs, dances and inventive melodies combining the English tradition and French and Italian innovations are the ingredients that make up the five imaginary tableaux of this reconstruction of the period, illuminated by the voice of the distinguished soprano, Rachel Redmond.

Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)

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Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)

Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:22 min | 264 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Whether singing, conducting, dancing or acting, the Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is a constant source of fascination. Alpha Classics is proud to enter her world and her very first album as singer and conductor in 2017: with the Amsterdam based orchestra Ensemble Ludwig, of which she is associate artist.

Du Yun & Abigail Fischer & Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)

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Du Yun & Abigail Fischer &  Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)

Du Yun & Abigail Fischer & Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:25:51 | 197 Mb
Contemporary Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: VIA Records

Angel s Bone is a new work of opera-theatre by composer Du Yun and librettist Royce Vavrek that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. The married couple is in the midst of a financial crisis, they seem to have grown far apart from one another in this marriage, and the unspoken aggression between them is palpable; nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. X.E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: they bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails… then lock them in a room, leaving them a claw foot bathtub for a shared bed, and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains.

Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)

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Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)

Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:57:26 | 132 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics

Whether singing, conducting, dancing or acting, the Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is a constant source of fascination. Alpha Classics is proud to enter her world and her very first album as singer and conductor in 2017: with the Amsterdam based orchestra Ensemble Ludwig, of which she is associate artist.

Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs

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Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs

Giacomo Carissimi - Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs
Ensemble Seicentonovecento; Flavio Colusso, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 822 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 434 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94808 | 03:04:52

One of the most significant musical figures in mid-17th-century Rome, Giacomo Carissimi was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas, who also greatly influenced the developments of the Latin oratorio. This set brings together his 28 motets that were published under the title Arion Romanus by Giovanni Battista Mocchi, a student and loyal admirer of Carissimi. Arion was an ancient Greek bard and musician, who, in Greek and Roman mythology, was thrown overboard by pirates and rescued by a dolphin. In the liner notes that accompany this collection, the authors draw fascinating parallels between Arion and Carissimi himself: both were accomplished, charismatic and influential artists and musicians, and just as Arion was plunged into the depths of the sea, Carissimi explored the depths of the sacred music tradition to create a perfect synthesis of spiritual contemplation and intense emotional expression. The motets from the Arion Romanus collection also showcase his mastery of a wide range of formal structures, from the concertato to the madrigal.