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Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)

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Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)

Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 69:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 0757 | Recorded: 2009

Chandos’ featured release is a new recording of the first English operatic masterpiece, Purcell’s tragedy Dido and Aeneas. Starring Sarah Connolly, Gerald Finley, with the Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, it is released to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Purcell’s birth.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,72 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,13 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

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Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 219 Mb | Total time: 57:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 75683 2 | Recorded: 2002

Balsom explains in her booklet note that EMI gave her considerable freedom in choosing her programme for the disc and thereby lays my only real reservation. The objective (a daunting one as Balsom readily admits) was to seek out new material although what we get is a slightly uncomfortable blend of one vast original composition in the Eben, that whilst well coupled with the shorter Tomasi work seems rather ill at ease with the likes of Shenandoah and George Thalben-Ball’s well-known organ Elegy. It may be that Balsom was conscious of not duplicating works with Håkan Hardenberger’s release of music for the same combination that appeared on BIS earlier this year (also reviewed by the writer) although in fact it is only the Tomasi that is common to both discs.

Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)

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Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)

Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 66:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 4 40329 2 | Recorded: 2012

In the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695), whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music for numerous royal celebrations from their own day to the present.

Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble - Royal Fireworks: Handel, Bach, Purcell, Telemann (2019)

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Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble - Royal Fireworks: Handel, Bach, Purcell, Telemann (2019)

Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble - Royal Fireworks: Handel, Bach, Purcell, Telemann (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 57:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 9029537006 | Recorded: 2019

With an album of celebration – both joyful and solemn – trumpeter Alison Balsom again declares her love for the baroque era, which she calls “the golden age of the trumpet”. Joining Handel’s exuberant Music for the Royal Fireworks are works by two other German-born composers – JS Bach and Telemann – and by the London-born Henry Purcell. “These baroque composers knew the instrument they were writing for,” says Balsom. “There is such value in searching out the sound that they would have heard themselves, with the intention of authenticity. When it comes together it is utterly thrilling.”

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection
Classical | Sony Music 88875037502 | 2014 | TT: 53:41:55 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Scans | 14,2 Gb

The legendary label, deutsche harmonia mundi, releases a special 50 CD boxset featuring star performers such as Hille Perl, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Dorothee Oberlinger, Simone Kermes, and Nuria Rial and more! This collection displays the sheer variety available from the dhm archive. A perfect collection ranging Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic music.

Fretwork - English Music for Viols: Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Purcell [5CDs] (2008)

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Fretwork - English Music for Viols: Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Purcell [5CDs] (2008)

Fretwork - English Music for Viols: Jenkins, Lawes, Locke, Purcell (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.63 Gb | Total time: 5 h 28 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics ‎| 3 95164 2 | Recorded: 1986-1996

This is a superb set of 5 CDs, covering works for viols by four 17the century English composers: John Jenkins, William Lawes (on 2 CDs), Matthew Locke, and Henry Purcell. It is a pure bliss for Baroque, especially chamber music lovers. The works recorded vary: fantasy, suite, pavan, consort, etc., but all are superbly performed by Fretwork Ensemble for 6 viols, sometimes accompanied by organ, spinet, and archlute. The quality of the recording is excellent: a 2001 remastering of previous various recordings done between 1986 and 1996.

Andreas Scholl, Stefano Montanari, Accademia Bizantina - O Solitude: Song and Arias by Henry Purcell (2010)

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Andreas Scholl, Stefano Montanari, Accademia Bizantina - O Solitude: Song and Arias by Henry Purcell (2010)

Andreas Scholl, Stefano Montanari, Accademia Bizantina - O Solitude: Song and Arias by Henry Purcell (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 378 Mb | Total time: 76:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 2262 | Recorded: 2010

Andreas Scholl returns to Decca with a recording of vocal jewels by the great baroque composer Henry Purcell, including 'When I Am Laid In Earth' from Dido and Aeneas. This is Andreas Scholl's first ever recording of the music of Purcell and his uniquely beautiful voice is perfectly suited to the English composer's plangent melodies. The album includes pieces written for the stage, the church and the private chamber, some of which Andreas Scholl has sung in recital for many years, and some he sings here for the first time.

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)

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Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation  [8CDs] (2011)

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,69 Gb | Total time: 10:22:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 101

Following on from and designed along the same lines as the Guide to Period Instruments, this boxed set includes an exhaustive introductory text as well as a great quantity of music excerpts on the set’s eight CDs. These extracts have been taken from the extensive repertoire recorded by Ricercar over many years, with excerpts from recordings kindly provided by our colleagues from Harmonia Mundi, Gimell, Accent, Alpha and Sony supplementing our programme where necessary. The Lutheran repertoire of the Renaissance has remained for all intents and purposes unrecorded up until now; the tracks illustrating this repertoire together with other excerpts have been recorded specially for this compilation by Vox Luminis.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)

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Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)

Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 431 Mb | Total time: 72:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Records ‎| MLK 45524 | Recorded: 1989

As with several other of Kipnis' albums, these could serve as either an eye opener for those uninitiated to the potential of the late 20th century harpsichord in the hands of these virtuoso musicians. And an introduction of the incredibly rich, varied music of the 18th Century. Igor Kipnis was so much more than a master of the keyboard, he helped introduce three generations to what the Baroque was all about.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Purcell Collection [8CD] (1994)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Purcell Collection [8CD] (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Purcell Collection [8CD] (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.88 Gb | Total time: 06:59:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| 4509-96371-2 | Recorded: 1976-1987

This eight-disc set includes odes and theater pieces; and Gardiner's performances are more than excellent. He synthesizes the spare delicacy and ceremonial grandeur of Purcell's music in performances that are very satisfying.

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CDs] (2019)

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Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CDs] (2019)

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CD] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,79 Gb | Total time: 21h 28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 568 | Recorded: 1998-2017

Le Poème Harmonique, one of the most important early music ensembles in France, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For this occasion ALPHA CLASSICS has compiled twenty CDs from the catalogue in an attractively designed box. Award-winning recordings can be heard, some of them with an unusual repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. For loyal fans and those who want to become fans!

Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)

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Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)

Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 589 Mb | Total time: 66:03+65:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | CKD 321 | Recorded: 1992, 1993

Some of the connections with Venice may be a little tenuous, and this particular Winged Lion even circles over Spain clutching a Venetian guitar. The Palladian Ensemble's debut disc was called An Excess of Pleasure; the sequal offers nothing less! From two gutsy Vivaldi concertos via the dashing caprice of Santiago de Murcia's La Jota to a canzon by Cavalli which discharges itself in a haunting echo of Monteverdi's Lamento della Ninfa, the programme continually surprises and enchants. The playing too.