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Johannes Strobl, Les Cornets Noirs, Capella Murensis - Polychoral Splendour: Giovanni Gabrieli, Heinrich Schütz (2012)

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Johannes Strobl, Les Cornets Noirs, Capella Murensis - Polychoral Splendour: Giovanni Gabrieli, Heinrich Schütz (2012)

Johannes Strobl, Les Cornets Noirs, Capella Murensis - Polychoral Splendour: Giovanni Gabrieli, Heinrich Schütz (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 363 Mb | Total time: 73:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Audite | 92.652 | Recorded: 2011

To visit the great Venetian cathedrals in the 17th century was to bow deeply to the polychoral or “cori spezzati” style that reigned there, pioneered by Giovanni Gabrieli. The young Heinrich Schutz was no exception. Unable to resist the sparkling sounds arising from polychoral writing and antiphonal placement, Schutz carried the style back to his native Germany. Capella Murensis and Les Cornets Noirs here present with absolute fidelity works by Schutz and Gabrieli that epitomize the high Ventian style.

Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion (2004)

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Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion (2004)

Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 593 Mb | Total time: 111:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | 31309 | Recorded: 2004

This issue of the St. John Passion is also a special event in the world of music, because a choice has been made for Bachs very earliest version of this work (1724) in a reconstruction by musicologist Dr. Pieter Dirksen. The Netherlands Bach Society performs the work in a small-scale scoring with ten singers and eleven instrumentalists, no distinction being made between choristers and soloists. According to the most recent research, this scoring constitutes a very close approximation of the ensemble with which Bach gave the first performance of the St. John Passion. Bachs St. John Passion is less well known to some than his St. Matthew Passion: unjustly so, in many peoples opinion. Judge for yourself, as you treat both your ears and eyes to this performance of the Netherlands Bach Society…

Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (2011)

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Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (2011)

Jos Van Veldhoven, Netherlands Bach Society - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 721 Mb | Total time: 165:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | 32511 | Recorded: 2010

Bach's St Matthew Passion is almost always described as a double-choir composition for two choirs and two orchestras. Two large ensembles play in dialogue, and the score presents a symmetrical structure. The scoring of the two groups of singers and players is identical, and each ensemble has four soloists for the arias. On the stage one often sees two equal groups of singers, and an orchestra likewise divided exactly into two. The Evangelist and Jesus are often the only exceptions to this impressive symmetry.

VA - Stars In Spanish (1996) {Polydor}

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VA - Stars In Spanish (1996) {Polydor}

VA - Stars In Spanish (1996) {Polydor}
EAC Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 346 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 123 mb
Genre: rock, heavy metal, soul, R&B, Latin rock

Stars In Spanish is a 1996 compilation CD where artists who are known to sing in English decide to do their songs en Espanol. As for Santana, that's the only exception where it wasn't originally done in English. This was released by Polydor.

La Frontera - s/t (1985) {1990 Polydor/PolyGram Spain}

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La Frontera - s/t (1985) {1990 Polydor/PolyGram Spain}

La Frontera - s/t (1985) {1990 Polydor/PolyGram Spain}
EAC Rip | FLAC (no log)| scans | 246 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 84 mb
Genre: Latin pop/rock

La Frontera is a 1985 self-titled debut album by a Spanish rock band. This is taken from the first digital/compact disc release done by Polydor/PolyGram.

VA - Essential 80's (2017) {X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group}

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VA - Essential 80's (2017) {X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group}

VA - Essential 80's (2017) {X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC (no log)| scan | 580 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 186 mb
Genre: synth pop, pop, new wave, soul, R&B, alternative rock, rock rap, Brit pop

Essential 80's is a 2017 compilation of some of the most essential hit songs of the 1980's. Maybe? So says X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group, let them make the decisions and then play along.

Sinner - Touch Of Sin (1985) {1994 Noise Germany}

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Sinner - Touch Of Sin (1985) {1994 Noise Germany}

Sinner - Touch Of Sin (1985) {1994 Noise Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 352 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 119 mb
Genre: heavy metal

Touch Of Sin is the 1985 album by German heavy metal band Sinner. This is from the 1994 remaster released by Noise Records in Germany featuring two bonus cuts.

No Trouble - Looking For Trouble (1985) {199x Hot Blood}

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No Trouble - Looking For Trouble (1985) {199x Hot Blood}

No Trouble - Looking For Trouble (1985) {199x Hot Blood}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 248 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 84 mb
Genre: heavy metal, speed metal

Looking For Trouble is the 1985 album by German metallists No Trouble. This is an unofficial/illegal Russian pressing and while it is undated, it is most likely from sometime in the 1990's.

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)

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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 539 Mb | Total time: 113:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | MIR136 | Recorded: 2010

Bach wrote his passion-oratorio during the first year of his assumption of duties in Leipzig. The city fathers were rather strict in their Lutheranism, and forbade anything that remotely smacked of the newly-found opera craze that was infecting the country at the time, and seeped into the passion music of such luminaries like Telemann. As a result Bach was constrained, if such a word can be used, to employing the gospel only as the source of his libretto. Because of this the St. John Passion has perhaps the greatest text of any passion ever written, and Bach was determined to make the piece worthy of the scriptures he was setting.

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016)

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René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016)

René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,29 Gb | Total time: 135:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 802236.37 | Recorded: 2015

Bach revised his Johannes-Passion regularly: he returned to it over a period of twenty-six years, from 1724 to his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs. But the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless Passion.

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble - Johann Sebastiani: Matthaus Passion (2018)

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Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble - Johann Sebastiani: Matthaus Passion (2018)

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble - Johann Sebastiani: Matthaus Passion (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 65:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 555 204-2 | Recorded: 2017

Johann Sebastiani's name no doubt will be familiar only to a few certified music experts. Born in Weimar in 1622, Sebastiani spent a good many years of his life in Konigsberg, where he arrived around 1650 and later was appointed court chapel master. He composed countless occasional works as well as a St. Matthew Passion (1672) – a welcome addition to CPO's picture of Lutheran church music and a work closing a gap in the history of Passion settings between Heinrich Schutz and Johann Sebastian Bach. Stephen Stubbs, Paul O'Dette, and their Boston Early Music Festival Chamber & Vocal Ensemble have fond memories of Bremen, where they have recorded in the radio broadcast hall on various occasions and produced Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Baroque opera La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfers, for which they won a Grammy Award in 2015. Their current release featuring Johann Sebastiani's St. Matthew Passion pays tribute to Konigsberg's music culture and to the composer who was one of its central representatives.

Lisa Shaw - Free (2009) {Salted Music}

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Lisa Shaw - Free (2009) {Salted Music}

Lisa Shaw - Free (2009) {Salted Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 430 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Genre: electronic pop, downtempo, deep house, soul, R&B

Free is the 2009 album by Canadian vocalist Lisa Shaw. It is her second and so far last album for the time being. This was released by Salted Music.

Lisa Shaw - Cherry (2005) {Naked Music Recordings}

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Lisa Shaw - Cherry (2005) {Naked Music Recordings}

Lisa Shaw - Cherry (2005) {Naked Music Recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 358 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 126 mb
Genre: electronic pop, deep house, broken beat, downtempo, soul, R&B

Cherry is the 2005 debut album by Canadian vocalist Lisa Shaw. This one comes from the fine folks at Naked Music Recordings.

G.S. Sachdev/Zakir Hussain - Flights Of Improvisation (1993) {Lyrichord}

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G.S. Sachdev/Zakir Hussain - Flights Of Improvisation (1993) {Lyrichord}

G.S. Sachdev/Zakir Hussain - Flights Of Improvisation (1993) {Lyrichord}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 222 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 133 mb
Genre: Indian classical

Flights Of Improvisation is a collaborative album between Indian classical musicians G.S. Sachdev and Zakir Hussain, with assistance on the tanpura from Gay Kagy. This was released on the Lyrichord label.

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev - Reflections: Rachmaninov, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Nikolayeva (2018)

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Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev - Reflections: Rachmaninov, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Nikolayeva (2018)

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev - Reflections: Rachmaninov, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Nikolayeva (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 204 Mb | Total time: 72:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 4833922 | Recorded: 2017

Earning praise for his commanding technique, elegant sound and wide-ranging repertoire, Russian Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev was quickly signed to Decca Classics, following his declaration at the Sydney International Piano Competition, where he was also an audience favourite. He has curated an all-Russian album: Rachmaninov (including the Moment-musicaux, which he performed so gloriously at the Competition), Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. The album also includes two Concert Études by his late grandmother – Tatiana Nikolayeva.