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Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Petrarca Madrigals (2009) 2CDs

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Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Petrarca Madrigals (2009) 2CDs

Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Petrarca Madrigals (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 278 Mb | Scans ~ 27 Mb
Label: Oehms Classics | # OC 814 | Time: 02:01:38
Classical, Choral, Renaissance, Vocal Music

Flemish composer Adrian Willaert – who served as maestro di capella at the Cathedral of San Marco in Venice from 1527 until his death in 1562 – contributed so much to the Italian renaissance; while he wasn't the first to develop the Venetian polychoral style, its propagation in the mid-sixteenth century may well be laid at his feet. Willaert helped introduce the forms of canzona and ricercare, which greatly aided the growth of instrumental music in the years to come. The nearly overarching interest in chromaticism among Italian composers in the late renaissance can be traced to Willaert's door. Nevertheless, toss a dart into a crowd of music scholars and chances are you won't manage to hit one that has much of an opinion about Willaert's work or his music – it is seldom recorded and CDs devoted to Willaert alone are rare. On their own, these aspects make Oehms Classics' Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova – featuring the talents of expert vocal ensemble Singer Pur – special, valuable, and significant for purposes of study and filling a major hole in the renaissance repertoire. But beyond that, it is a fine listening experience as well.

La Nef - Music for Joan the Mad (1995)

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La Nef - Music for Joan the Mad (1995)

La Nef - Music for Joan the Mad (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 66:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian Records | DIS-80128 | Recorded: 1991

The daughter of King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile and the mother of King Charles V, Joan the Mad (Juana la Loca in Spanish) was a Spanish queen who lived from 1479-1555. She is believed to have suffered from mental illness – possibly, she experienced what is now called schizophrenia – and was confined to the historic castle at Tordesillas. A fascinating CD, Music for Joan the Mad was inspired by the life of the Spanish queen, who was believed to be a major music lover. La Nef didn't claim that Music for Joan the Mad was an exact re-creation of Spanish music from the 15th and 16th centuries – the Quebec-based ensemble takes its share of liberties.

Pieter-Jan Belder - The Complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book [15CDs] (2020)

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Pieter-Jan Belder - The Complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book [15CDs] (2020)

Pieter-Jan Belder - The Complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book [15CDs] (2020)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,96 Gb | Total time: 16:18:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95915 | Recorded: 2010-2018

This landmark set gathers all seven volumes of Pieter-Jan Belder’s exhaustive exploration of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book in recordings spanning the current decade.

The Viadana Collective & Maximilien Brisson - Viadana: Sacri concentus (2024)

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The Viadana Collective & Maximilien Brisson - Viadana: Sacri concentus (2024)

The Viadana Collective & Maximilien Brisson - Viadana: Sacri concentus (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 348 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | 01:19:02
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Passacaille

In 1614, Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (1560– 1627) published his most important collection of monodies. A truly monumental contribution to the vocal solo repertoire, it comprises one hundred motets with basso continuo, twenty-five for each of the four main vocal registers. This collection survives today in only two copies of its 1615 German print with the title Centum sacri concentus ab una voce sola.

Paolo Da Col, Odhecaton - Paolo Aretino: Sabbato Sancto - Lamentationes et Responsoria (2023)

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Paolo Da Col, Odhecaton - Paolo Aretino: Sabbato Sancto - Lamentationes et Responsoria (2023)

Paolo Da Col, Odhecaton - Paolo Aretino: Sabbato Sancto - Lamentationes et Responsoria (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 63:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A551 | Recorded: 2021

Within the Italian polyphonic repertoire for Holy Week of the first half of the 16th century, a group of works that particularly stands out for its organic, comprehensive and unique qualities are the two books of four-voice Lamentations and responsories for the office of Tenebrae from the Triduum sacrum composed by Paolo Aretino (Paolo Antonio del Bivi, 1508-1584). They were published respectively in 1544 (the responsories: a first printed edition of its kind, to the best of our knowledge) and 1549 (the Lamentations). Both books were reprinted in 1563, a rare occurrence for a collection of this type.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735 | Time: 01:06:54

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Javier Jiménez - Antonio de Cabezón: Complete Keyboard Works, Vol.1 (2024)

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Javier Jiménez - Antonio de Cabezón: Complete Keyboard Works, Vol.1 (2024)

Javier Jiménez - Antonio de Cabezón: Complete Keyboard Works, Vol.1 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 210 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 109 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:45:45
Classical | Label: HR Recordings

Antonio de Cabezón, “The Spanish Bach”, was among the most important composers of his time and the first major Iberian keyboard composer. Blind from childhood he was a musician at the court of Charles the V since 1526. HR Recordings is proud to present the complete recording of his keyboard music in several volumes performed by Javier Jiménez at some of the most beautiful Spanish historical organs.

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) [3CD Reissue 2020]

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Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) [3CD Reissue 2020]

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) [3CD Reissue 2020]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 894 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 354 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings America (ECRUS 4002)

Esoteric Recordings America is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded clamshell box edition of the classic album, Turn of the Cards by Renaissance. Released in 1974, the album was an artistic triumph and heralded the band’s commercial breakthrough in the United States.
Featuring highly gifted vocalist Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford (acoustic guitars), John Tout (keyboards, vocals), Jon Camp (bass, vocals) and Terry Sullivan (drums, percussion), Turn of the Cards was recorded in March 1974 at De Lane Lea studios in Wembley, North London and featured the band incorporating symphonic orchestral arrangements into their material extensively on classic pieces such as ‘Running Hard’, ‘Things I Don’t Understand’ and ‘Mother Russia’…

Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clément Janequin - Josquin Desprez: Le Septiesme Livre de Chansons (2020)

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Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clément Janequin - Josquin Desprez: Le Septiesme Livre de Chansons (2020)

Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clément Janequin - Josquin Desprez: Le Septiesme Livre de Chansons (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 61:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC423 | Recorded: 2020

2021 sees the 500th anniversary of the death of Josquin Des Pres, the most celebrated composer of his day. Dominique Visse and the Ensemble Clément Janequin are recording a selection of his chansons from one of the most important editions of his works, Tylman Susato’s Septiesme livre de Chansons published in 1545. This edition bear witness to the diversity of Josquin’s chanson writing, but above all to the melancholy and sorrow so present in his works, and is clearly a tribute, as is also evident in the two Déplorations on his death, Musæ Jovis by Nicolas Gombert and O mors inevitabilis by Hieronymus Vinders. This recording endeavours to present a Josquin legacy, a post mortem illustration of his chanson œuvre, in remembrance of his musical genius.

Arianna Savall - Le Labyrinthe d'Ariane (2020)

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Arianna Savall - Le Labyrinthe d'Ariane (2020)

Arianna Savall - Le Labyrinthe d'Ariane (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 63:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AV9941 | Recorded: 2018

In her first solo album as a singer and harpist, Arianna Savall introduces us to a repertoire from the medieval and Baroque periods performed with seven different historical harps. The music comes from three countries where the harp has held a prominent position in cultural life: Italy, France, and Spain, in which the harp experienced a flowering of unique variety and beauty. Arianna Savall with her crystalline voice and her sweet playing, reaches the depths of these distant but at the same time so timeless music.

La Compagnia del Madrigale & Antonio Fava - Orazio Vecchi: Le veglie di Siena (2024)

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La Compagnia del Madrigale & Antonio Fava - Orazio Vecchi: Le veglie di Siena (2024)

La Compagnia del Madrigale & Antonio Fava - Orazio Vecchi: Le veglie di Siena (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 516 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 254 Mb | 01:50:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Glossa

La Compagnia del Madrigale releases another imaginative album on Glossa, turning to a late composition by Orazio Vecchi, Le veglie di Siena from 1604.

La Néréide - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Il Concerto Segreto (2023)

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La Néréide - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Il Concerto Segreto (2023)

La Néréide - Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Il Concerto Segreto (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 59:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC455 | Recorded: 2022

An exceptional amount of musical activity took place in the court of Ferrara during the latter years of the 16th century, in particular thanks to a remarkable trio of female voices who had been trained by Luzzasco Luzzaschi, the court's maestro di cappella. To hear them was a privilege that Alfonso d' Este allowed his guests only briefly and infrequently. Their repertoire was kept secret and was finally published – and then only in part – in 1601. The singers of La Nereide here devote their first recording to this collection in its entirety, reconstructing the conditions in which these works were created with harpsichord, viol and lute accompaniment: the harpsichord would have been played by Luzzaschi himself, whilst the three singers mastered the other instruments with as much skill as their voices.

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 2 (2019)

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Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 2 (2019)

Beauty Farm - Johannes Ockeghem: Masses, Volume 2 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 552 Mb | Total time: 57:26+55:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: fra bernardo | fb 1909373 | Recorded: 2018

For a long time Johannes Ockeghem (ca.1420-1497) was one of the most famous Unknown Persons in music history. There is no doubt about his position as the most important representative of the second generation of Franco-Flemish composers.

Maria Ferré - La Bataille d’amour: Tabulatures and Chansons of the French Renaissance (2015)

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Maria Ferré - La Bataille d’amour: Tabulatures and Chansons of the French Renaissance (2015)

Maria Ferré - La Bataille d’amour: Tabulatures and Chansons of the French Renaissance (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 66:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Coviello Classics | COV 91507 | Recorded: 2014

The desire of Maria Ferré was to combine two of the most important instruments for her – the Renaissance lute and Baroque guitar – led her on her path towards the Renaissance guitar. The “master instrument” lute thereby profited from the sincere energy of the guitar. Ferré’s aim to exploit the potential of this instrument to its full range and her interest in unknown music played a significant role in the selection of the pieces for this recording and she decided to arrange works specifically for the Renaissance guitar.

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cipriano De Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire, Missa a note negre (2013)

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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cipriano De Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire, Missa a note negre (2013)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Cipriano De Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire, Missa a note negre (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 74:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA67913 | Recorded: 2012

The Brabant Ensemble continue their investigation into unknown jewels of the Low Countries Renaissance, researched by their director Stephen Rice and recorded with equal amounts of passion and erudition by the young singers of the group.