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Andrei Hoteev & Maria Bulgakova - Declarations of Love (2017)

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Andrei Hoteev & Maria Bulgakova - Declarations of Love (2017)

Andrei Hoteev & Maria Bulgakova - Declarations of Love (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:49 | 131 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC

"Happiness triumphs once every 5,000 years." - Richard Wagner to Cosima, shortly before his death. For a fleeting moment at the end of his life, Richard Wagner experienced the deep happiness he had been seeking. The last words he wrote in his treatise On the Feminine in Human Nature, on February 13 1883, were love tragedy. Although it is usually far too simplistic to interpret works of art purely in the context of biographical information, several of Wagners compositions (especially some of the smaller works) really do have a diary-like nature. One such work is the Siegfried Idyll, a symphonic overture from 1870 that Wagner wrote for his wife Cosima to mark the birth of their eldest son. Another is the song cycle Wesendonck Lieder (especially its first edition), which Wagner wrote in stages over 1857 and 1858. Less well known are the Sonate für das Album von Frau M.W. (Mathilde Wesendonck) from 1853 and a musical letter (Notenbrief) to Mathilde, dated December 19 1856 and entitled Sleepless.

Gong Linna & Bang on a Can All-Stars - Cloud River Mountain (2017)

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Gong Linna & Bang on a Can All-Stars - Cloud River Mountain (2017)

Gong Linna & Bang on a Can All-Stars - Cloud River Mountain
Classical Crossover, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 32:26 min | 196 MB
Label: Cantaloupe Music | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

A spectacular journey into Chinese myths and ancient poetry, Cloud River Mountain combines the stories of the past with the sounds of the future. Chinese vocal star Gong Linna joins New York's electric Bang on a Can All Stars in a brilliantly staged concert of new work co-composed by Lao Luo, and Bang on a Can co-artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. Weaving together ancient Chinese storytelling and Western songwriting, Cloud River Mountain honors the “sound worlds” of both China and the West, fusing texts sung in both Mandarin and English with sophisticated chamber music, rock, folk, and jazz.

The Epiphoni Consort & Tim Reader - Sudden Light (2017)

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The Epiphoni Consort & Tim Reader - Sudden Light (2017)

The Epiphoni Consort & Tim Reader - Sudden Light
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:42 min | 283 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

There is something in the music of David Bednall that speaks of the English genius; it is present in his harmonic language, in its extended diatonic chords and shimmering polytonal beauty, and there too in the folk-like melodies of many of the works on this recording. His art grows from the ground of native tradition, that of the Anglican cathedral and collegiate choir and its revival in the decades since the First World War. A disciple of Vaughan Williams, Finzior Howells.

Elisabet Strid - Leuchtende Liebe (2017)

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Elisabet Strid - Leuchtende Liebe (2017)

Elisabet Strid - Leuchtende Liebe
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:24 min | 220 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Elisabet Strid began her international career in 2010 at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser. Since then her career has skyrocketed, and she is a frequently invited guest at all the worlds great opera houses. In 2017 the artist made her debut in France as Senta in The Flying Dutchman at the Opéra de Lille, and as Salome at the Leipzig Opera.

Annette Dasch - German Baroque Songs (2011) (Repost)

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Annette Dasch - German Baroque Songs (2011) (Repost)

Annette Dasch - German Baroque Songs (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:43 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMG 501835

On Deutsche Barocklieder, Harmonia Mundi's outstanding imprint Les Nouveaux Musiciens introduces German soprano Annette Dasch in a recital of German Baroque songs. Not one of these 18 selections is familiar, and that is good; it is an overlooked area of the repertory consisting of a monumental amount of material.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton - J.S. Bach: St John Passion (2013) (Repost)

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton - J.S. Bach: St John Passion (2013) (Repost)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton - J.S. Bach: St John Passion (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 118:10 | 559 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67901/2

Performances of Bach's St. John Passion, BWV 245, with these forces or close to them have become an annual Eastertime tradition in London, and this recording is guaranteed an appreciative audience. Certain details relate specifically to this tradition: several chorales are sung unaccompanied, but an accompanied version is included at the end for those who reject the dramatization.

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Biondi - Handel: Jephtha (2011)

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Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Biondi - Handel: Jephtha (2011)

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Biondi - Handel: Jephtha (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:38:15 | 780 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1864

Jephtha (1752) was George Frederick Handel's final oratorio, and it was composed during a period of incipient blindness and declining health. Yet the composer's artistic powers were undiminished in this dramatization of the Biblical story, for the arias and choruses are as memorable as any from Handel's earlier works in the genre, including Messiah and Israel in Egypt.

Lily Pons - The Odeon Recordings 1928-1929 (1995)

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Lily Pons - The Odeon Recordings 1928-1929 (1995)

Lily Pons - The Odeon Recordings 1928-1929 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 155 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 134 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers (Front, Back) included
Classical, Opera, Vocal Pop, Oldies | Label: Vai Audio, VAIA 1125 | 01:06:27

Lily Pons (born Alice-Josephine) began her musical studies at the piano and attended the Paris Conservatory. When Albert di Gorostiaga heard her sing, he persuaded her that singing was where her true talent lay and she began studying with him at the Conservatory. She made her debut in 1917 in a concert at Paris. She continued studying for 10 more years, making her operatic debut in Mulhouse as Lakmé. She appeared in many provincial French opera houses where she came to the attention of Italian tenor Giovanni Zenatello and his wife Maria Gay. They assisted Pons in obtaining an audition with the Metropolitan Opera and in 1931 she made her debut as Lucia di Lammermoor, the role she was to be associated with throughout her career and which marked her farewell in 1962. The Metropolitan Opera became her home base, but she continued to appear at the Paris Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden in London, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Teatro Colon Buenos Aires. She was one of the most popular classical singers of her era.

The Hanover Band, Graham Lea-Cox - William Boyce: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (2000)

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The Hanover Band, Graham Lea-Cox - William Boyce: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (2000)

The Hanover Band, Graham Lea-Cox - William Boyce: Ode for St Cecilia's Day (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:55 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Guadeamus | Catalog: ASV GAU200

In 1739 William Boyce (1711-1779) composed his 'Ode for St. Cecelia's Day' to a text by his friend, the amateur poet, John Lockman. In writing this ode Boyce followed in the footsteps of his two chief teachers, Maurice Greene and Johann Pepusch who also wrote music in St. Cecelia's honor. However, his music is more reminiscent of Handel which is not surprising, since while the much younger Boyce was becoming prominent in London's lively music scene, Handel was the most celebrated composer of the time anywhere.

Nour Ensemble - Alba (2005)

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Nour Ensemble - Alba (2005)

Nour Ensemble - Alba (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:12 | 361 MB
Genre: World, Classical, Vocal | Label: Hermes Records | Catalog: HER-025

Nine artists, Persian and French, singers and instrumentalists, are combining their own musical tradition to reinterpret traditional Kurdish, Persian and European repertoire. Medieval pieces, Gregorian plain song and Spanish cantigas from a repertoire situated between 9th and 15th centuries are dialoguing and are mixed with Persian and Kurdish folk and traditional melodies. The results are an astounding mix of world and ancient music.

Risto Joost & MDR Rundfunkchor - Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (2017)

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Risto Joost & MDR Rundfunkchor - Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (2017)

Risto Joost & MDR Rundfunkchor - Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:01 min | 212 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a gifted composer not only for his own instrument, the piano, as is abundantly clear in this new GENUIN release featuring Leipzigs MDR Chorus. The elite choir is already presenting its second recording of Rachmaninoffs Great Evening and Morning Praise to replace their award-winning 2002 version. Choir director Risto Joost himself engaged several Latvian basses for the project, whose exceptionally dark timbre wonderfully enhances the warm and breathtakingly beautiful sound of the choir. A magnificent recording of a magnificent work!

Fernando Varela - Vivere (2017)

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Fernando Varela - Vivere (2017)

Fernando Varela - Vivere
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 51:13 min | 324 MB
Label: Panorama – B0026398-02 | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical Crossover, Vocal Pop

It’s just that simple. He does not sing just because he has a beautiful, expressive voice. He does not sing just because it brings him success and house-rocking acclaim. Fernando Varela sings because that is who he is. He sings what he loves, whether it is a pop standard, an original song he had a hand in writing, or Puccini’s noblest tenor aria “Nessun dorma.” The underlying truth – who he is and what he does, in everything he dreams and achieves – is what brings Fernando Varela to the center of a worldwide stage with the release of Vivere.

Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

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Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

René Clausen & Stephen Paulus: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night (2015)
The Choir of Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68110 | Time: 01:17:22

Stephen Paulus was an astonishingly prolific fixture of the American music scene, with some 600 works to his credit. His sudden death in 2014 left classical music—particularly the worlds of opera and choral music—significantly the poorer, so it’s inevitable that we should see his legacy memorialised with new additions to the catalogue. Royal Holloway’s ‘Calm on the Listening Ear of Night’ sets Paulus’s music in dialogue with another Midwestern composer, René Clausen. It’s Clausen whose musical personality emerges most strongly here in these precise performances. His works offer a distinctively American spin on the fashionable Baltic sound world of Ešenvalds and Vasks that is as appealing as it is generous. In pace, which opens the disc, offers eight minutes of lushly filmic excess.

Anima Mea - Sacred Music Of The Middle Ages - Ensemble Cosmedin (2011) {Naxos 8.572632}

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Anima Mea - Sacred Music Of The Middle Ages - Ensemble Cosmedin (2011) {Naxos 8.572632}

Anima Mea - Sacred Music Of The Middle Ages - Ensemble Cosmedin (2011) {Naxos 8.572632}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Naxos | 8.572632 | Early Music Collection Series
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Choral

Anima mea explores the Christian concept of the soul through these masterpieces of medieval Sacred Music. Hildegard of Bingen’s beautifully exalted harmonies represent God’s order in the music of the spheres. The recently rediscovered Erfurt Ritual contains sung music from Master Eckhart’s historical context. These antiphons are performed here for the first time since 1525, along with chants from the liturgy of the Roman mass, music from the Notre Dame School, and a glorious Magnificat. The German duo Ensemble Cosmedin, who take their name from a church in Rome, are considered one of the leading ensembles for medieval and modern sacred music. Music of the soul—gentle and luminous.

Jessica Gould & Diego Cantalupi - I Viaggi di Caravaggio (2017)

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Jessica Gould & Diego Cantalupi - I Viaggi di Caravaggio (2017)

Jessica Gould & Diego Cantalupi - I Viaggi di Caravaggio (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:45 | 126 MB
Label: Marcello Villa Cremona

The unifying principle of this CD eludes me, partly because I think the link between the famous painter and any of the music is tenuous to say the least, but also because the English translation, by the soprano soloist herself, is not a little impenetrable. However, suffice perhaps that the painter and the mainly Italian composers of the early 17th century represented here demonstrate the same impassioned sense of drama in their creative enterprises. This is technically challenging music for the singer, and I’m afraid Jessica Gould rarely sounds completely comfortable or in control and occasionally suffers from fairly eye-watering lapses in intonation and tone.