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John Mark Ainsley, Lorna Anderson, Isobel Buchanan, Sarah Connolly - The Complete Songs of Fauré, Vol.4 (2021)

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John Mark Ainsley, Lorna Anderson, Isobel Buchanan, Sarah Connolly - The Complete Songs of Fauré, Vol.4 (2021)

John Mark Ainsley, Lorna Anderson, Isobel Buchanan, John Chest, Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies, Ann Murray, Kitty Whately, Malcolm Martineau - The Complete Songs of Fauré, Vol.4 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:05
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Classics

The final volume in the acclaimed series with Malcolm Martineau, charting the complete songs of French composer Gabriel Fauré and performed by a selection of the world’s finest singers. This series follows Martineau’s heralded 5-CD series of The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc.

William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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William Christie, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Handel: Giulio Cesare (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie, Sarah Connolly, Danielle De Niese) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28555 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 227 min | 42,6+39,7 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 227 min | 17,1 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel´s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression.

Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta (2011)

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Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta (2011)

Edward Gardner, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Britten: Phaedra; A Charm of Lullabies; Lachrymae; Two Portraits; Sinfonietta (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 73:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10671 | Recorded: 2010

This collection of vocal and orchestral works by Benjamin Britten span his career, from Two Portraits for string orchestra, written when he was 16, to the solo cantata, Phaedra, one of his last completed works. The music varies in style but even the earliest pieces sound mature and demonstrate the composer's early mastery of his craft. Phaedra, from 1975, sets a selection of monologues from Racine's play that outline the dilemma of the queen who falls in love with her husband's son from an earlier marriage.

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.

Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Elgar: The Music Makers; The Spirit of England (2018)

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Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Elgar: The Music Makers; The Spirit of England (2018)

Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Elgar: The Music Makers; The Spirit of England (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 61:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos ‎| CHSA 5215 | Recorded: 2018

Distinguished British music interpreter Sir Andrew Davis joins forces with the BBCSO once again, this time with acclaimed soloists Dame Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples, in this thoughtful presentation of the last two substantial choral works of Sir Edward Elgar. The matury of Elgar as an orchestrator is obvious in both works on this album, notably, in 'The Music Makers' (1912), during passages in which he quotes from 'Sea Pictures' and the Violin Concerto, and in representing the sound of aircraft in 'The Spirit of England' (1917). Elgar uses self-quotation to reflect: 'The Music Makers' is a canvas of self-reflection, written quickly following a period of illness.

BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius; Sea Pictures (2014) 2CDs

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BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius; Sea Pictures (2014) 2CDs

Edward Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius; Sea Pictures (2014) 2 CDs
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor; David Soar, bass
BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 296 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5140(2) | Time: 02:04:44

Chandos Records is delighted to present this new recording of Elgar’s choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius and the enduringly popular song cycle Sea Pictures. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, a peerless Elgarian who this year was awarded the prestigious Elgar Society Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the composer’s music. In Gerontius the soloists are Stuart Skelton, David Soar and Sarah Connolly, who also sings in Sea Pictures. This recording was made in the days leading up to their triumphant live performance of Gerontius in April of this year in which Skelton was praised as ‘the ideal tenor for the role of Gerontius’, Soar described as ‘an implacable, dark sounding Priest’ and Connolly, ‘a consummately polished Angel’ (The Guardian).

Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)

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Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)

Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:18 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10944

Sleep is a common enough subject in art song, and Come to Me in My Dreams, a recital by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and pianist Joseph Middleton, isn't the only one. It may well, however, be the best. There are numerous attractions, starting with Connolly's voice, seeming to catch the mixture of clarity and seductiveness in the sleep phenomenon. Connolly touches on some little-known numbers, including a gem by the still rarely heard Muriel Herbert right at the beginning (sample the unaccompanied opening, and you'll be hooked for the duration). The music is all British, mostly from between the world wars, and all more or less similar in tone, although there's some splendid poetry involved.

Emmanuelle Haim, Orchestre et Chœur Le Concert d’Astree - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014)

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Emmanuelle Haim, Orchestre et Chœur Le Concert d’Astree - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014)

Emmanuelle Haïm, Orchestre et Chœur Le Concert d’Astrée - Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.71 Gb+5.97 Gb (2xDVD9) | 174 min
Classical | ERATO | Sub: Francais, English

Emmanuelle Haïm has established herself as one of the world’s leading performers, conductors and interpreters of Baroque repertoire, not only with Le Concert d’Astrée, the ensemble she founded in 2000, but with several of the world’s greatest orchestras. Known for her fresh and expressive approach to Baroque music, she has garnered critical acclaim and several international awards with her own ensemble, including Victoires de la Musique Classique, ECHOs, Gramophone Awards, and Grammy nominations.

Robert King, King's Consort - Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music (11CDs) [2005]

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Robert King,  King's Consort - Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music  (11CDs) [2005]

Robert King, King's Consort - Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music (11CDs) [2005]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.26 Gb | Total time: 12 hrs 53 mins | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDS 44171/81 | Recorded: 1979

What can anyone add to the praise that has deservedly been heaped on Robert King and the King's Consort's 11 discs of the complete sacred music of Vivaldi? Can one add that every single performance is first class – wonderfully musical, deeply dedicated, and profoundly spiritual? Can one add that every single performer is first class – absolutely in-tune, entirely in-sync, and totally committed? Can one add that every single recording is first class – amazingly clean, astoundingly clear, and astonishingly warm? One can because it's all true and it's all been said before by critics and listeners across the globe. Can one say that every piece is a masterpiece – that every piece is filled with the consummate skill, the irresistible joy, and the radiant spirituality that was Vivaldi's specialty? One can because this, too, is true. From the well-known Gloria, Magnificat, and Stabat Mater to the little known In furore giustissimae irae, O qui coeli terraeque serenitas, and Cur sagittas, cur tela, truly every work is a masterpiece and anyone – from the deeply devout to the deeply doubtful – will love these works, these performances, and these recordings if they love music.
–James Leonard

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - The Handel Collection [12 CDs] (2010)

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Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - The Handel Collection [12 CDs] (2010)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - The Handel Collection [12 CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,32 Gb | Total time: 11 h 43 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: CORO | # COR16080 | Recorded: 2002-2006, 2009

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have long been celebrated for their recordings and performances of Handel. Over the past three decades Harry Christophers and his award-winning ensemble have expanded their Handel repertoire to take in his greatest works. They have also made numerous recordings of Handel’s masterpieces and this twelve CD boxed set features a selection of some of their finest discs along with three remarkable solo albums featuring The Sixteen’s celebrated orchestra and acclaimed sopranos Sarah Connolly, Ann Murray and Elin Manahan Thomas.