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Ewa Guz-Seroka, Jadwiga Rappé, Robert Gierlach & Urszula Kryger - Górecki: Art Songs (2020)

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Ewa Guz-Seroka, Jadwiga Rappé, Robert Gierlach & Urszula Kryger - Górecki: Art Songs (2020)

Ewa Guz-Seroka, Jadwiga Rappé, Robert Gierlach & Urszula Kryger - Górecki: Art Songs (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 296 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 Mb | 01:24:15
Classical, Vocal | Label: DUX

Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (1933-2010) thought two sentences in his search for the answer to the question what music is to be closest to capturing the root of the problem the words of Zbigniew Herbert: art is a transmission of important spiritual experiences and the thought of Pope John XXIII: it is a common thing, but the way is uncommon. The impact of both definitions on the composers oeuvre is particularly evident in the songs he had been writing since his first compositional attempts (falling in the mid-1950s) until 1996. Although Goreckis songs do not belong to the composers dominant expressive genres, he would return to them on a regular basis, considering them an important way of articulating the deepest, most personal, intimate experiences. This album, thanks to excellent soloists highly appreciated around the world, not only allows us to commune with the art of the outstanding Polish composer, but is also a great opportunity to hear the most representative Polish vocalists of several generations.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Kaspars Putnins - Peteris Vasks: Mate Saule (2001)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Kaspars Putnins - Peteris Vasks: Mate Saule (2001)

Pēteris Vasks: Māte Saule (2001)
Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava & Kaspars Putniņš, conductors

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1145 | Time: 01:06:11

Mate saule is Mother Sun – and Peteris Vasks worships her. Any meeting or interview with the Latvian composer is likely to end up with a tramp through the forests or a swim in the Baltic. And much of Vasks’s music is a meditation on the eternal attributes of Nature, in a continuum of life which stretches beyond the fever and the fret of his own fast-changing world. Mate saule is an early choral work, its voices oscillating like the shimmer of a sun slowly rising from the horizon, and lit by flares and fragments of chant. Vasks’s choral music has tended to be instrumental in texture, focusing on the overall mood rather than the specific verbal activity of any text he is setting. The ‘white diatonicism’ of Mate saule gives way to more disturbed, aleatoric harmonies and more disruptive textures as political change and human turmoil take centre stage in the late Eighties in Zemgale, a song about the anguished dilemmas of exile. This is a subject at the very core of the work of the Polish-Lithuanian writer Czeslaw Milosz (now resident in the USA); and the three poems set by Vasks in 1994 receive their world premiere recording. They were originally written for the Hilliard Ensemble: here the excellent Latvian Radio Choir works with concentrated focus on the spare harmonies and elusive metres which recreate the wonder of three transient moments out of time.

Peter Pontvik, Ensemble Villancico - Tambalagumbá: Early World Music in Latin America (2013)

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Peter Pontvik, Ensemble Villancico - Tambalagumbá: Early World Music in Latin America (2013)

Peter Pontvik, Ensemble Villancico - Tambalagumbá: Early World Music in Latin America (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 51:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 777811-2 | Recorded: 2013

The Swedish Ensemble Villancico under its conductor Peter Pontvik guide us through the world of Latin American baroque music. This music is a merging of cultures and traditions - Indian, Spanish, and African. The Ensemble Villancico is currently regarded worldwide as one of the most important interpreters of early music from Latin America, uniting Nordic voices and the spirit of Latin American baroque music.

Isabel Bayrakdarian - The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia (2020)

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Isabel Bayrakdarian - The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia (2020)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian & Jory Vinikour - The Other Cleopatra: Queen of Armenia (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | Artwork included | 01:04:04
Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos Music

Yes, there was another Cleopatra! She was married to Tigranes the Great, King of Armenia, and together they created an Armenia that reached from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. The resplendent and regal voice of soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is perfectly suited to the role of Cleopatra. Bayrakdarian shines in arias from three rarely heard operas about King Tigranes and his queen. Bayrakdarians multi-hued voice relates the passion, drama, and fervor of the love story of Tigranes and Cleopatra. Bayrakdarian sparkles in five arias from Il Tigrane by Baroque master Johann Adolph Hasse, famous in his day as one of the foremost composers of opera. Arias by Vivaldi and Gluck add further excitement to the album.Bayrakdarian is supported by the Grammy-nominated team of Constantine Orbelian the singers dream collaborator (Opera News) and his marvellous Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra.

Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum - Stradella: La forza delle stelle ovvero Il Damone (2014)

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Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum - Stradella: La forza delle stelle ovvero Il Damone (2014)

Andrea De Carlo, Ensemble Mare Nostrum - Stradella: La forza delle stelle ovvero Il Damone (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 49:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | A 377 | Recorded: 2013

Following four successful recordings released on the Ricercar, Alpha and Arcana labels, Rome-based Andrea De Carlo and his Ensemble Mare Nostrum continue their exploration of the Roman repertoire and inaugurate here a new series of recordings, with its own distinctive artwork, devoted to the vast and multifaceted musical heritage of the Eternal City.

Lorenzo Regazzo, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Handel: Arie per basso (2009)

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Lorenzo Regazzo, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Handel: Arie per basso (2009)

Lorenzo Regazzo, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Handel: Arie per basso (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 301 Mb | Total time: 58'03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 30472 | Recorded: 2008

Two musical titans in the classical world, award-winning Italian bass Lorenzo Regazzo and Italian conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini, are brought together once again to record the greatest operatic arias by George Frederic Handel. Handel, one of the most celebrated operatic composers of the eighteenth century, always remained out of step with the preferences of his era - notably his attachment to the 'natural' male voice in a time when the high voices of women or castratos triumphed everywhere.

Nicki Kennedy, Sally Bruce-Payne, The Brook Street Band - Handel's English Cantatas (2008)

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Nicki Kennedy, Sally Bruce-Payne, The Brook Street Band - Handel's English Cantatas (2008)

Nicki Kennedy, Sally Bruce-Payne, The Brook Street Band - Handel's English Cantatas (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 600 Mb | Total time: 69:11+49:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avie | AV 2153 | Recorded: 2008

What else can be traced and discovered from Handel’s lost music? Well, once again the Brook Street Band embark on their exciting quest with their fourth disc on AVIE, bringing music unheard since the time of Handel: English Cantatas and Songs.

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)

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Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 366 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:40
Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca Classics

A collection of the very best of Bartoli's treasured recordings of musical delights and discoveries of the 17th and 18th century. Featuring two previously unreleased world premiere recordings of forgotten jewels by Leonardo Vinci and Agostino Steffani. With guest appearances from Philippe Jaroussky, June Anderson, Franco Fagioli and Sol Gabetta.

Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012) [Re-Up]

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Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012) [Re-Up]

Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:20
Classical Crossover, Christmas, Holidays | Label: Taffia/Warner | # 5053105509225

Best known for her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns, singer Katherine Jenkins will embrace a new genre this fall when the multi-million selling mezzo-soprano releases her first Christmas album, This is Christmas. This will be the ninth studio album from Jenkins and features 10 newly recorded holiday classics. For this upcoming collection, Jenkins unique vocals can be heard singing traditional holiday tunes from around the world as well as a number of contemporary favorites including "Away In A Manger", "Hark The Herald Angels Sing", "Deck The Halls", and "Come What May", featuring Placido Domingo. "These holiday songs bring back such wonderful memories for me of times spent with family and loved ones", says Jenkins. "I have always hoped that one day I d have the opportunity to record a Christmas album and I can t wait to share my interpretations of these songs with everyone".

Iraida Yusupova - Thunderbird (2017)

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Iraida Yusupova - Thunderbird (2017)

Iraida Yusupova - Thunderbird (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 313 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | 01:15:53
Avant-Garde Classical, Vocal, Spoken Word | Label: Artservice

The fourth disc by composer Iraida Yusupova presents two large works performed by brilliant soloists and musicians.

Elīna Garanča, Karel Mark Chichon, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria - Sol y vida (2019)

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Elīna Garanča, Karel Mark Chichon, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria - Sol y vida (2019)

Elīna Garanča, Karel Mark Chichon, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria - Sol y vida (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 65:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 4836217 | Recorded: 2018

Sol y vida is Elīna Garanča’sjourney to the South, from Spain to Italy and Latin America, and is her first album focusing entirely on non core-classical repertoire. Be ready to expect a personal album from the mezzo-soprano, whose centre of life has been Spain for many years. A selection of songs, canzone and tango pieces, both mirroring and spreading a flamboyantly emotional array of beaming happiness, passionate longing and exuberant joy. A feast of vocal colours, and a firework of passion, from the well-known Granada to the intimate world of La Llorona.

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

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Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 77:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 393 | Recorded: 2017

Soprano Barbara Hannigan has become something of a cult favorite with her deep dives into specific and unusual repertories. Her self-presentation in concert is unorthodox and marked by full-scale efforts to communicate the essence of the music at hand, in works ranging from Berio to Gershwin. So it is with this set of songs from the decade and a half on either side of 1900 in Vienna. The enjoyment begins with the physically passionate cover, an example of her way of personifying the music's spirit. Hannigan's is an utterly distinctive voice, edgy and coruscating, and she knows how to tone down her considerable virtuosic powers to the dimensions of the music, such as that here, intended for small rooms.

Dmytro Popov, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin & Mikhail Simonyan - Hymns of Love (2020)

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Dmytro Popov, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin & Mikhail Simonyan - Hymns of Love (2020)

Dmytro Popov, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin & Mikhail Simonyan - Hymns of Love (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | 00:55:41
Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

Ukrainian tenor Dmytro Popov delivers a magnificent recital of operatic arias, including music he has performed to great acclaim in opera houses around the world. Dmytro Popov was the youngest opera artist to be awarded the title of ‘Honoured Artist of Ukraine’ in 2003, and has since dazzled audiences and critics with roles including Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème at the Royal Opera House, Cavaradossi in Tosca with Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with Teatro Real Madrid.

Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & VA - Christmastime Is Here (2006)

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Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra & VA - Christmastime Is Here (2006)

Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Christmastime Is Here (2006)
Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, School for Creative and Performing Arts Chorale
King's Singers, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony Desare, Tierney Sutton, John Pizzarelli

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb
Label: Telarc | # CD-80538 | Time: 00:58:06 | Scans included
Holidays, Christmas, Orchestral, Choral, Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz

Dubbed the "Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune nearly 30 years ago, Erich Kunzel – one of the most successful classical crossover artists of all time – has recorded over 70 albums for Telarc; one of the most popular of those is 1990s Christmas with the Pops. The warm and wonderful Christmastime Is Here, named for the Vince Guaraldi classic from A Charlie Brown Christmas that's given a spirited reworking here, is something of a sequel to that collection. With the exception of a punchy Dixieland arrangement of "Jingle Bell Rock," Kunzel and the orchestra – working with the Indiana University School of Music Singing Hoosiers, under the direction of Dr. Michael Schwartzkopf – play most of the classics here very straightforwardly. That is to say, charming, elegant and engaging, just not overly innovative. Telarc's true stroke of genius is having some of its top jazz vocalists perform on lush but smartly restrained arrangements of various classics – like Tierney Sutton on "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and John Pizzarelli on "Silver Bells." The disc also showcases two of the label's newest artists, Ann Hampton Callaway (a haunting "I Wonder as I Wander") and Tony DeSare (doing Mel Tormé proud on a dreamy version of "The Christmas Song"). This is 2006's premier holiday disc for lovers of jazz, pop and classical music.

Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets (2005)

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Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets (2005)

Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets: Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Vivaldi; Handel; Monteverdi (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 63:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ABC Classics | 476 7737 | Recorded: 2005

This is the sequel to the best selling “Bach Arias and Duets” featuring two of Australia's leading exponents of Baroque repertoire, Sara Macliver and Sally-Anne Russell. This recording is a collection of some of the most beautiful and charming works written for a soprano and alto, featuring the haunting Pergolesi Stabat Mater.