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Il Gardellino & Peter van Heyghen - Jommelli: Missa pro Defunctis, Libera me & Miserere (2020)

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Il Gardellino & Peter van Heyghen - Jommelli: Missa pro Defunctis, Libera me & Miserere (2020)

Il Gardellino & Peter van Heyghen - Jommelli: Missa pro Defunctis, Libera me & Miserere (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | 01:04:03
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Passacaille

Niccolò Jommelli was one of the most sought after composers of his time, but finally accepted to become musical director at the court of Stuttgart in 1753. Three years later he composed his Requiem to commemorates the recent death of the Duchess von Württemberg, mother of his patron, the Duke Carl Eugen.. Despite the fact that Jommelli owed his fame almost exclusively to his operas during his lifetime, the Requiem became his most famous work after his death; the almost one hundred handwritten and printed copies of the entire work or fragments of it that have survived in some seventy libraries throughout Europe, some also in the USA, bear witness to this. Whilst the score and parts of the first performance have been lost, we can still form a reasonably good idea of the original instrumentation thanks to a surviving list of payments made to the musicians. We know that there were eight singers (one female and seven male) in addition to Jommelli.

Edward Rushton & Simon Wallfisch - Johannes Brahms: Songs of Loss & Betrayal (2020)

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Edward Rushton & Simon Wallfisch - Johannes Brahms: Songs of Loss & Betrayal (2020)

Edward Rushton & Simon Wallfisch - Johannes Brahms: Songs of Loss & Betrayal (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 210 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:01
Classical, Vocal | Label: Resonus Classics

Following their acclaimed recording of songs by Robert Schumann, the baritone and piano duo Simon Wallfisch and Edward Rushton return to Resonus Classics with an evocative selection of songs by Johannes Brahms. Entitled Songs of Loss and Betrayal, this intoxicating programme sees Brahms using his settings of poetry as a powerful channel for his own feelings, recalling his own personal memories of unrequited love, loss and betrayal.

Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)

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Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)

Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 70:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Elegia | # 19075 | Recorded: 2019

The brothers Marcello, Alessandro and the more famous Benedetto, were born into an illustrious patrician family in Venice in 1684 and 1686 respectively. The eldest, with his eclectic talent, proved to be attracted to both the arts and the sciences from an early age; the youngest, better known as the “prince of sacred music”, was about to study the violin very young. According to legend, still children, Alessandro mocked him for his lack of talent in front of the princess of Brunswick, which made him swear to devote himself to musical studies in a zealous manner.

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

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Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs: Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Nicholson, Cobbold, Simpson, Jenkins (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 50:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS 9196 | Recorded: 1996

The sound of choirboys singing laments and death songs had enormous appeal to our Elizabethan and Jacobean ancestors – the childish expression of adult emotion apparently sharpening the music’s poignancy. How apt, then, to hear the young Connor Burrowes perform this repertoire, and with such affecting candour and musical maturity. He’s accompanied not by a viol consort – as would have been more common – but recorders, whose inherently vocal quality weaves a light tapestry of sound. They’re particularly effective in the group of pastoral pieces, played here with charming grace and agility.

MusicAeterna & Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 (2010/2017)

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MusicAeterna & Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 (2010/2017)

MusicAeterna & Teodor Currentzis - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 (2010/2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:46:39 | 113 Mb
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Alpha is now reissuing three recordings from its back catalogue, the first discs of the conductor Teodor Currentzis. An opportunity to discover or rediscover three very different styles, and three facets of the talent of ‘the enfant terrible of classical music’, as Le Figaro called him, for whom ‘music is intended to transport into the waking world the sentiments we feel when we dream’. With their invitation to travel through different periods and territories, these reissues may be appreciated both separately and as a triptych revealing the artistic approach of Teodor Currentzis and his ensemble MusicAeterna, from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (here served by an exceptional cast of singers) to Shostakovich’s Symphony no.14 (conducted like a dance of death) by way of Mozart’s Requiem, the Salzburg composer’s last work, here given an invigorating reinterpretation.

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008) [Re-Up]

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VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008) [Re-Up]

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)
music by Ludwig van Beethoven and film music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 284 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8176 | Time: 01:17:36

The film received a pasting from UK critics but as the soundtrack chooses from a vast archive of great performances, it’s possible to retrieve something from the experience. The opening track, the Grosse Fuge, is a bold choice given the wider audience for whom this soundtrack is aiming. It receives a magnificent performance from the Takács Quartet which is as finely attuned to the music’s jagged outcrops as its sheltered byways. The uninterrupted flow of the sweet and soulful second movement of the third Razumovsky is pure poetry in their hands. Ashkenazy gives a brilliant but never rushed performance of the finale to the early Sonata in C minor and his straightforward manner in the Arietta from Beethoven’s last sonata is illuminated by the very clear Decca recording. Haitink’s performance of the finale of the Ninth Symphony with the Royal Concertgebouw and a quartet of soloists led by Lucia Popp does not storm the heavens and I don’t ever recall being so aware of this movement’s proceeding by paragraphs. However, it would seem to have found a comfortable place in a well planned and wide-ranging celebration of Beethoven’s genius.

Alexis Kossenko, Anna Reinhold, Emmanuel Olivier, Sabine Devieilhe & Magali Mosnier - Soir Païen (2020)

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Alexis Kossenko, Anna Reinhold, Emmanuel Olivier, Sabine Devieilhe & Magali Mosnier - Soir Païen (2020)

Alexis Kossenko, Anna Reinhold, Emmanuel Olivier, Sabine Devieilhe & Magali Mosnier - Soir Païen (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 247 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:08:13
Classical, Vocal | Label: Aparté, Little Tribeca

Flautist Alexis Kossenko’s latest offering is evocative, impressionistic: a programme in which flute, piano and voice together have pride of place.

Cai Thomas - Seren (2020)

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Cai Thomas - Seren (2020)

Cai Thomas - Seren (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 262 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:50:57
Classical, Vocal | Label: Rubicon Classics

Praised for his musicality and exceptional voice, Cai Thomas has already built up a global following and has featured in segments for ITV news and Classic FM. Following a successful Kickstarter funding campaign and, with the help of his family, friends, local community and hundreds of new friends from around the world, Rubicon Classics is proud to support Cai for the release of his debut album.

Les Kapsber'girls - Kapsberger: Che fai tù? [Villanelles] (2020)

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Les Kapsber'girls - Kapsberger: Che fai tù? [Villanelles] (2020)

Les Kapsber'girls - Kapsberger: Che fai tù? [Villanelles] (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:04:55
Classical, Vocal | Label: Muso

Formed in 2015 by four young musicians, Les Kapsber’girls, by their very name, send a nod and a wink to one of their favorite composers. It is thus quite natural that their first recording be dedicated to the works of Girolamo Kapsberger, a virtuoso musician and exceptional composer in Rome in the early XVIIth century. The extreme variety of his output bears witness to the artistic effervescence of pre-baroque Italy and of the immense talent of one of the geniuses of music history. His four books of villanelles are veritable gems of music; from one work to another he takes us to the heart of a world of bucolic poetry with some instructive contrasts.

Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - The Sound of Cultures: Northern Germany - Lübeck (2003)

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Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - The Sound of Cultures: Northern Germany - Lübeck (2003)

Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - The Sound of Cultures: Northern Germany - Lübeck (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 54:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Symphonia | # SY 02203 | Recorded: 2002

Ars Antiqua Austria was founded in Linz in 1989 with the aim of introducing audiences to the roots of specifically Austrian baroque music played on period-instruments. The music performed at the imperial court in Vienna at this period shows the strong influence of Italy and later of French forms, while Spanish court ceremonials also shape the character of the works. The typical Austrian sound of the period also betrays the influence of the many Crownlands. The political and social boundaries of Austria in the baroque era were far wider than in the 20th century.

Maurizio Cadossi, Trigono Armonico, Maria Caruso - Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato & Other Cantatas (2019)

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Maurizio Cadossi, Trigono Armonico, Maria Caruso - Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato & Other Cantatas (2019)

Maurizio Cadossi, Trigono Armonico, Maria Caruso - Alessandro Scarlatti: Correa nel seno amato & Other Cantatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 75:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Elegia Classics | # ELECLA 19074 | Recorded: 2019

Born in Palermo in 1660, Alessandro Scarlatti led a very itinerant life. His activity as a musician, officially begun in 1679, and took him to the most important Italian cultural centres, including Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice. Traditionally the beginnings of his musical training dates back to the roman meeting of a twelve-year-old Scarlatti with Giacomo Carissimi, the undisputed father of the cantata genre, and from whom it acquired its final form, given by the alternation of the recitativo and arioso styles, the latter resulting in the Aria.

Le Banquet Céleste & Damien Guillon - Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2020)

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Le Banquet Céleste & Damien Guillon - Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2020)

Le Banquet Céleste & Damien Guillon - Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 431 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 187 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:20:40
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

A composer who led a dissolute life and ended up stabbed to death in Genoa, Stradella nevertheless left a distinctive stamp on the history of music. He is situated at the intersection of several stylistic paths and periods, at the crossroads between opera and sacred drama, since his output, and especially San Giovanni Battista (St John the Baptist), marks the encounter of the great Roman oratorio inherited from Carissimi with the Venetian opera of Cavalli. Stradella is also close to the next generation, that of Scarlatti and Handel. His music is characterised by liveliness, expressiveness and profound humanity. Although San Giovanni Battista enjoyed genuine success when it was premiered in 1675, it was only in 1949 that the work was exhumed from the libraries where its score lay slumbering. That event took place in Perugia, and the role of Salome was sung by Maria Callas.

Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)

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Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)

Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 70:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | ARN68812 | Recorded: 2009

This disc brings together two composers from Naples, albeit from different generations. They are also different in that Scarlatti was an important contributor to the genre of opera, whereas Durante never composed anything for the theatre. They have also something in common: both were considered rather conservative - Scarlatti in particular towards the end of his career - and in the oeuvre of both the traditional counterpoint plays an important role.

Capriola Di Gioia, Amaryllis Dieltiens - Ohimè: Love, passion and mystery in baroque Italy (2011)

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Capriola Di Gioia, Amaryllis Dieltiens - Ohimè: Love, passion and mystery in baroque Italy (2011)

Capriola Di Gioia, Amaryllis Dieltiens - Ohimè: Love, passion and mystery in baroque Italy (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 408 Mb | Total time: 70:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aeolus | # AE-10043 | Recorded: 2011

A passionate soprano and a dynamic continuo are the irresistible elements of Capriola Di Gioia, the Belgian ensemble around Amaryllis Dieltiens and Bart Naessens. AEOLUS listeners already know them from their collaboration with the Flanders Recorder Quartet. The young musicians are already firmly established in the Belgian and Dutch music scene.

The Best Gregorian Chant Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

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The Best Gregorian Chant Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

The Best Gregorian Chant Album In The World… Ever! (2004) 2CDs
St Dominic's Priory Choir and The Monks & Choir of Downside Abbey

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 543 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 304 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Choral, Gregorian Chant | Label: EMI | # 5769042 | Time: 02:00:48

This stunning & inspired collection features the more popular side of Gregorian chant & includes masterpieces such as 'Salve Regina', 'Salve Festa Dies', 'Alleluia', 'Pascha Nostrum', 'Nos Autem', & more performed by respected choirs. 36 tracks.