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Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

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Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs: Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Nicholson, Cobbold, Simpson, Jenkins (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 50:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS 9196 | Recorded: 1996

The sound of choirboys singing laments and death songs had enormous appeal to our Elizabethan and Jacobean ancestors – the childish expression of adult emotion apparently sharpening the music’s poignancy. How apt, then, to hear the young Connor Burrowes perform this repertoire, and with such affecting candour and musical maturity. He’s accompanied not by a viol consort – as would have been more common – but recorders, whose inherently vocal quality weaves a light tapestry of sound. They’re particularly effective in the group of pastoral pieces, played here with charming grace and agility.

Tarja: Collection (2007 - 2016) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

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Tarja: Collection (2007 - 2016) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tarja: Collection (2007 - 2016)
5 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 2335 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 879 Mb | Artwork(png) > 1864 Mb
Power / Symphonic Metal / Vocal

Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born 17 August 1977), known professionally as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves….

Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)

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Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)

Jay Bernfeld, Fuoco e Cenere - Alessandro Scarlatti & Francesco Durante: Umana e Inumana (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 70:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | ARN68812 | Recorded: 2009

This disc brings together two composers from Naples, albeit from different generations. They are also different in that Scarlatti was an important contributor to the genre of opera, whereas Durante never composed anything for the theatre. They have also something in common: both were considered rather conservative - Scarlatti in particular towards the end of his career - and in the oeuvre of both the traditional counterpoint plays an important role.

Capriola Di Gioia, Amaryllis Dieltiens - Ohimè: Love, passion and mystery in baroque Italy (2011)

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Capriola Di Gioia, Amaryllis Dieltiens - Ohimè: Love, passion and mystery in baroque Italy (2011)

Capriola Di Gioia, Amaryllis Dieltiens - Ohimè: Love, passion and mystery in baroque Italy (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 408 Mb | Total time: 70:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aeolus | # AE-10043 | Recorded: 2011

A passionate soprano and a dynamic continuo are the irresistible elements of Capriola Di Gioia, the Belgian ensemble around Amaryllis Dieltiens and Bart Naessens. AEOLUS listeners already know them from their collaboration with the Flanders Recorder Quartet. The young musicians are already firmly established in the Belgian and Dutch music scene.

Teresa Stratas, Y Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz ‎- Stratas Sings Weill (1986)

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Teresa Stratas, Y Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz ‎- Stratas Sings Weill (1986)

Teresa Stratas, Y Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz ‎- Stratas Sings Weill (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 55:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nonesuch | 9 79131-2 | Recorded: 1985-1986

Revealing an affinity for Weill, Teresa Stratas fulfills her promise to Lotte Lenya on her deathbed to "carry on the torch for Kurt Weill's music." Stratas's glorious soprano has never sounded better as she applies her operatic expertise to deliciously caress this music without losing any of the underlying subtext. Lacking the grittiness of other interpreters, she captures the emotional angles by letting her beautiful voice express the tortured heart beneath it; where others shout at you, Stratas sings at you. She casually bounces off the cheerier selections from One Touch of Venus and Happy End, letting Gerard Schwarz's brilliantly conducted orchestra display their wit. Program notes include a fascinating interview with Stratas.

Nancy Wilson - Broadway - My Way (1963) & Hollywood - My Way (1963) [2001, Remastered Reissue]

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Nancy Wilson - Broadway - My Way (1963) & Hollywood - My Way (1963) [2001, Remastered Reissue]

Nancy Wilson - Broadway - My Way (1963) & Hollywood - My Way (1963) [2001, Remastered Reissue]
Vocal, Jazz, Soul, Pop-Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:06:52 | 369,77 Mb
Label: EMI Records Ltd. (EU) | Cat.# 7243 5 33091 2 1 | Released: 2001-08-28 (1963)

The combination of these Nancy Wilson albums, "Hollywood: My Way" and "Broadway: My Way", provide pleasant, easy listening interpretations of Broadway and Hollywood standards. These 24 tracks - including "Tonight" from West Side Story, "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's, and "Days of Wine and Roses" from Days of Wine and Roses - hold up exceptionally well. The LPs were originally released on Capitol Records in 1963 and 1964, and had been out of print until EMI reissued them on a compact disc in 2001.

Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1973) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}

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Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1973) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}

Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There (1973) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}
Country, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 32:27 | 321,01 Mb
Label: MCA Records (USA) | Cat.# MCAD-31017 | Released: 1987 (1973)

"Let Me Be There" is a 1973 album by Olivia Newton-John. The American publication of this 1973 album by MCA Records used the cover art from Olivia's 1972 LP record "Olivia" which was not released by MCA. Some of its songs were taken for the U.S. publication, such as song titles from the British publications of the albums "If Not for You" and "Olivia". Though the title song was a commercial failure in England, it was Olivia Newton-John's first American Top 10 hit, successfully boosting her singing career in North America. She had previously charted in the Billboard Top 40 with the song "If Not for You".

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]

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Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]

Olivia Newton-John - If Not For You (1971) [1993, Reissue]
Country, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:57 | 362,56 Mb
Label: Festival Records Pty. Ltd. (Australia) | Released: 1993 (1971)

"If Not For You" is the debut studio album by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, released in November 1971 by Festival Records. The album was released on the Pye International label in the UK as "Olivia Newton-John", with slightly different covers. As a covers album, If Not for You features mostly songs previously recorded from contemporary artists of 1960s and early 1970s. She made several performances to promote "If Not For You" and her follow-up album, "Olivia", including an international tour with British singer Cliff Richard. It was her first album released by Festival Records, which would release all her albums in Australia until its dissolution in 2005. It also has Newton-John's first works with her long-time musical partner, John Farrar.

Dianne Reeves - For Every Heart (1984) [1988, Japan, 1st Press]

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Dianne Reeves - For Every Heart (1984) [1988, Japan, 1st Press]

Dianne Reeves - For Every Heart (1984) [1988, Japan, 1st Press]
Vocal, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Soul-Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:19 | 410,62 Mb
Label: TBA Records/Victor Musical Industries, Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# VDJ-1130 | Released: 1988-02-21 (1984)

"For Every Heart" is the 2nd album by Dianne Reeves. Released on vinyl in 1984, it was re-released on compact disc only once - in Japan, on the label Victor Musical Industries in 1988. Only some of the compositions of this album can be found later in compilation "The Palo Alto Sessions 1981-1985" of Blue Note (1996). Therefore, this disc is a rarity even in the auction sales.

Nuria Rial, Michi Gaigg, L’Orfeo Barockorchester - Handel: Armida abbandonata, Opera Arias; Aufschnaiter, Muffat (2004)

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Nuria Rial, Michi Gaigg, L’Orfeo Barockorchester - Handel: Armida abbandonata, Opera Arias; Aufschnaiter, Muffat (2004)

Nuria Rial, Michi Gaigg, L’Orfeo Barockorchester - Handel: Armida abbandonata, Opera Arias; Aufschnaiter, Muffat (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 57:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF | ORF CD 369 | Recorded: 2004

Georg Friedrich Händel wrote musical history with his operas. In his chosen domicile, London, he had to fight off italian competition, but having already studied their style in Rome he was well-equipped to mount the most important of the world's stages.

Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

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Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

Elīna Garanča - Meditation (2014)
with Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Karel Mark Chichon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0021327-02 | Time: 01:11:42
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral, Sacred

Meditation, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca's 2014 release on Deutsche Grammophon, is an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer's warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment, though as a purely musical consideration, it tends to flow a bit too evenly and predictably. Insofar as the selections represent the Christian tradition, including settings of the Ave Maria, the Salve Regina, the Sanctus, the Agnus Dei, and the Regina Coeli, the character of the collection admits little variety, except for the general alternation between penitential and quietly ecstatic moods.

Chiara Banchini, Patrizia Bovi - Tartini: Sonate a violino solo, Aria del Tasso (2008)

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Chiara Banchini, Patrizia Bovi - Tartini: Sonate a violino solo, Aria del Tasso (2008)

Chiara Banchini, Patrizia Bovi - Tartini: Sonate a violino solo, Aria del Tasso (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 388 Mb | Total time: 70:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires | ZZT 080502 | Recorded: 2006-2007

Anyone can set out to perform and record a set of compositions by a given composer. But to truly take the time to bring listeners into the world of both composer and performer, and to engage the listener with as many senses as possible, makes for a truly exceptional recording. Such is the case with this album of Tartini's Sonatas for Solo Violin with violinist Chiara Banchini and soprano Patrizia Bovi. Tartini made a habit of writing excerpts from poetry in the margins of his scores – works that he presumably read before writing to gain inspiration.

François Le Roux - Joseph Kosma: Les Feuilles Mortes - Chansons (2000)

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François Le Roux - Joseph Kosma: Les Feuilles Mortes - Chansons (2000)

François Le Roux - Joseph Kosma: Les Feuilles Mortes - Chansons (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:12 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 460 050-2

Joseph Kosma was a Hungarian Jew who studied in Germany and, on the run from the Nazis, ended up in France, fighting with the Resistance and composing scores for classic French films like La Grande Illusion and Les Enfants du Paradis. Even more famous than his film scores, however, were his cabaret songs, which intelligently synthesize the French chanson with German cabaret, gypsy violin music, the feverish passion of klezmer, and a pizzazz that is all Hungarian. A list of his lyricists and collaborators is a roll call of mid-century France –Prévert, Sartre, Raymond Queneau, and Juliet Greco.

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

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Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,97 Gb | Total time: 76:19+80:21+75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029537555 | Recorded: 2000

Passion Jaroussky marks 20 years since Philippe Jaroussky made his professional debut and commenced his rapid ascent to stardom. As the French countertenor says, “Even after all these years, my passion for music is undimmed.” Ranging musically from the 16th to the 21st century, the triple album comprises both new recordings and highlights from recent albums, and it also showcases Jaroussky’s collaborations with a host of major singers – from the worlds of both classical music and pop – instrumentalists, conductors and orchestras.

Carolyn Sampson, Anne-Catherine Bucher, Le Concert Lorrain - Les Sirènes: Thomas-Louis Bourgeois - Cantates (2012)

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Carolyn Sampson, Anne-Catherine Bucher, Le Concert Lorrain - Les Sirènes: Thomas-Louis Bourgeois - Cantates (2012)

Carolyn Sampson, Anne-Catherine Bucher, Le Concert Lorrain - Les Sirènes: Thomas-Louis Bourgeois - Cantates (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 72:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | CARUS83374 | Recorded: 2011

Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (1676–1751) is one of the masters of the French chamber cantata at the time of the Régence, when – at last – it was permissible to introduce Italian influences openly in France. His imaginative music, as elegant as it is compositionally skillful, forms a welcome complement to the works of contemporaries such as Campra or Rameau who are infinitely better known today. Carolyn Sampson and Le Concert Lorrain revive for us the charming insouciance of the Régence.