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Nuria Rial, Michael Oman, Austrian Baroque Company - Handel: Susse Stille, sanfte Quelle [2009] Re-up

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Nuria Rial, Michael Oman, Austrian Baroque Company - Handel: Susse Stille, sanfte Quelle [2009] Re-up

Nuria Rial, Michael Oman, Austrian Baroque Company - Handel: Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle [2009]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 66.40 | Scans | 317 Mb
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697483932 | Rec: 2009

Nuria Rial "has a timbre that is almost addictive" and "beguilingly beautiful", so the critics judge her voice. No wonder that the Catalan-born singer was awarded the Echo Klassik Newcomer of the Year award in 2009. On her new CD she has sung Handel's wonderful "German Arias", settings of sensitive poems of the romanticism of a Hamburg poet, Barthold Brockes. Nuria Rial, together with the Austrian Baroque Orchestra under the baton of the Michael Oman's direction the right, light, graceful and rapturous tone. The CD is complemented by a rarely heard chamber music version of Handel's famous fireworks music with the Austrian Baroque Company.

DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

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DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

Claude Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliées; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande (2017)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati, conductor; Magdalena Kožená

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 550 | Time: 01:08:33

This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash. There's a world premiere: even if you're not on board with the trend of enlarging the repertory through arrangements of works that are perfectly good in their original form, you will likely be seduced by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's ravishing reading of Debussy's voice-and-piano Ariettes oubliées, inventively arranged by Brett Dean. There's a little-known work: the opening one, Fauré's Prelude to Pénélope (a sparsely performed opera, with a slightly less sparsely performed prelude) is a lush and beautifully controlled arc. Controlled and detailed are two words that come to mind for Ticciati's interpretation of La mer, the warhorse work on the program; it may seem a bit deliberate, but there are many hues in his performance. The two Debussy works are balanced by two of Fauré's: the fourth work is the suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pélleas et Mélisande (in Charles Koechlin's version), also deliberate and lush. Linn recorded the performance in Berlin's Jesus Christus Kirche, which allows the full spectrum of orchestral colors to come through. Worth the money for Kozená fans for her turn alone, and a fine French program for all.

Tony Bennett - The Complete Collection [73CD Box Set] (2011) {Discs 55-59}

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Tony Bennett - The Complete Collection [73CD Box Set] (2011) {Discs 55-59}

Tony Bennett - The Complete Collection [73CD Box Set] (2011) {Discs 55-59}
Jazz, Vocal, Pop, Show Tunes | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 04:07:47 h. | 1,36 Gb
Label: Columbia/Legacy/RPM (USA) | Cat.# 88697874602 | Released: 2011-11-22 (1986-1993)

This expansive Box Set contains all 63 of Tony Bennett’s albums in separate facsimile LP jackets, three DVDs, six volumes of Bennett’s non-album singles, a previously unreleased CD of his Las Vegas debut from 1964, and two discs of rarities, including Bennett’s first recording, an Army V-Disc of “St. James Infirmary Blues,” making it an absolute treasure trove for Bennett fans and collectors.

Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Handel: Opera Arias (2005)

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Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Handel: Opera Arias (2005)

Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Handel: Opera Arias (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | 09026 61205 2 | Recorded: 1991

The contralto Nathalie Stutzmann was not yet 30 years of age when she made this extraordinarily dramatic recording of arias from Handels Italian operas. It showcases her impressive depth of tone, a voice of tremendous indeed, in these days, almost unrivalled projection that inevitably brings to mind the great contraltos of yore from Clara Butt to Marian Anderson. Stutzmann was, and remains, however, an entirely modern artist, who has continued to innovate in her choice of repertoire and musical partners.

Alarm Will Sound & Ossia, Alan Pierson - Steve Reich: Tehillim, The Desert Music (2002) [Re-Up]

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Alarm Will Sound & Ossia, Alan Pierson - Steve Reich: Tehillim, The Desert Music (2002) [Re-Up]

Alarm Will Sound & Ossia, Alan Pierson - Steve Reich: Tehillim, The Desert Music (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 225 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary, Minimalism, Vocal | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21009 | 01:14:44

Alarm Will Sound's recording of Steve Reich's monumental orchestral/choral works The Desert Music and Tehillim, released on the Cantaloupe label in 2002, greatly benefits from the group's close connections with the composer: the ensemble's conductor, Alan Pierson, and several of the performers studied at the Eastman School with Brad Lubman, a conductor frequently enlisted by Reich. Also, Pierson's arrangements, which reconcile the chamber and orchestral versions that exist for both works, were prepared in close consultation with the composer; thus, this may well be the definitive recording of these pieces. Brilliantly sonorous in their climaxes – the burst of light near the end of Desert Music, the "Alleluias" that close Tehillim – the players also articulate Reich's intricate canonic textures with nimble precision.

Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)

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Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)

Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 491 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 278 MB | 01:56:19
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine

Ondine's Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila brings together two previous releases, Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki from 2001 and Sibelius: Songs from 1996. Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki begins with riotous opening applause that continues through the orchestral introduction to "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhäuser, greeting Mattila like a rock star, and she performs with the passionate abandon and almost tangible audience rapport characteristic of rock stars. The intensity of her performance is palpable and she is fully invested in this material, holding nothing back. Besides the Wagner, Mattila brings characters from Dvorák, Verdi, and Puccini operas to life with a searing focus. Her powerful, radiant voice in the service of such an intelligent and heartfelt commitment to the music communicates viscerally with her audience.

Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)

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Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)

Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:19
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This recording was made under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw in December 2019, two months before his death. A few weeks before that, he had called Thomas Dieltjens, artistic director of Het Collectief, to tell him: Since our concert in mid-July 2019, Das Lied von der Erde has constantly been on my mind. I am totally fascinated by it and discover new things in it every day. It would be a dream if we could record this music with the exceptional cast of musicians and soloist singers of the Saintes festival, and preferably the sooner the better. Words failed, as can be gathered from the many concert reviews they received.

Elīna Garanča, Camerata Salzburg, Europa Galante, Louis Langrée, Fabio Biondi - Mozart & Vivaldi (2017)

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Elīna Garanča, Camerata Salzburg, Europa Galante, Louis Langrée, Fabio Biondi - Mozart & Vivaldi (2017)

Elīna Garanča, Camerata Salzburg, Europa Galante, Louis Langrée, Fabio Biondi - Mozart & Vivaldi (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 62:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029590599 | Recorded: 2004, 2005

Richly colourful in Mozart and Vivaldi: Her velvety, versatile timbre makes mezzo-soprano Elına Garanča one of the outstanding singers of the present day, of that there can be no doubt. She followed up her international breakthrough at the Salzburg Festival with two celebrated CD releases in 2005 that laid the foundation of her rich discography: a Mozart recital and the world premiere of Vivaldi’s opera Bajazet. The present album combines the loveliest moments from these recordings.

Masako Abe & Marie Nishiyama - Ego flos campi (2018)

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Masako Abe & Marie Nishiyama - Ego flos campi (2018)

Masako Abe & Marie Nishiyama - Ego flos campi (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 218 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 Mb | 00:57:57
Classical, Vocal | Label: OMF

The Japanese harpsichordist and harpist, Marie Nishiyama, began studying piano at age 3 In 1992 she graduated from the piano department of Tokyo Music University with piano soloist diploma, and in 1994 also received her master's degree in harpsichord there. She studied under Yoshio Watanabe (harpsichord) and Yoshiko Ueda (organ).

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

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Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.

Kim Carnes - Café Racers (1983) [2001, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Kim Carnes - Café Racers (1983) [2001, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Kim Carnes - Café Racers (1983) [2001, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Pop/Rock, Electronic, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 59:49 | 584,72 Mb
Label: One Way Records (USA) | Cat.# 723435-34680-2-6 | Released: 2001-10-09 (1983)

"Café Racers" is the 8th studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1983. The album spawned three chart singles in the United States, "Invisible Hands", "You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That's All That Matters)", and "I Pretend" which charted on various Billboard charts. "The Universal Song" was also released as a single in West Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. The song "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is" was included on the chart-topping, six times Platinum Flashdance soundtrack which received a Grammy Award for Best Album Of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture at 26th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also released as a single in Germany, Netherlands, Spain and France. Kim's album, meanwhile, was a commercial failure, running out of steam at #97 on the Billboard album chart.

Anna Bonitatibus, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Haydn: L'infedeltà costante - Operatic Arias and Overtures (2008)

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Anna Bonitatibus, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Haydn: L'infedeltà costante - Operatic Arias and Overtures (2008)

Anna Bonitatibus, Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Haydn: L'infedeltà costante - Operatic Arias and Overtures (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 78:05 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi ‎| 88697 90377 2 | Recorded: 2008

"L'infedeltà costante" - "Die beständige Untreue", mit diesem Titel haben Anna Bonitatibus und Alan Curtis ihre Haydn-CD umschrieben. Denn um "Untreue" in der einen oder anderen Art geht es bei all den diversen Arien aus Haydns zahlreichen Opern. Die italienische Mezzosopranistin Anna Bonitatibus hat sich Arien aus den Opern La fedeltà premiata, Orlando Palladino, La vera costanza, L'infedeltà delusa, La frascatana, L` isola disabitata und Arianna a Naxos ausgesucht, die Haydn zu Recht als Opernkomponisten "rehabilitieren": Musikalisch abwechslungsreiche, ausdrucksstarke Stücke, die mannigfaltige Facetten von der schlichten Melodie bis hin zu atemberaubenden Koloraturen aufweisen. Eine echte Entdeckung, welche die Sängerin Alan Curtis und sein Complesso Barocco beschwingt präsentieren.

Nancy Wilson - Kaleidoscope (1971) & I Know I Love Him (1973) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

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Nancy Wilson - Kaleidoscope (1971) & I Know I Love Him (1973) [2013, Remastered Reissue]

Nancy Wilson - Kaleidoscope (1971) & I Know I Love Him (1973) [2013, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz, Soul, Smooth Jazz, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:05:59 | 480,26 Mb
Label: SoulMusic Records (UK) | Cat.# SMCR 25096 | Released: 2013-05-21 (1971/1973)

Two of Nancy Wilson's more fascinating, if less commercially successful '70s sets - 1971's Kaleidoscope and 1973's I Know I Love Him - are reissued on this release from David Nathan's Soul Music label. Kaleidoscope features knockout versions of "If I Were Your Woman," popularized by Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine." On the later album, Wilson is backed by the Crusaders with arranging and conducting from Don Sebesky. It's a deep gem - laid-back but resonant late-night listening for serious fans of any of the involved. A. Scott Galloway provides typically detailed liner notes packed with information and engaging analysis.

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:06
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

William Christie triumphs; nobody does French Baroque with an Italian accent better and with his ensemble Les Arts Flos, he has made some of the finest recordings of French baroque music, including these French cantatas by André Campra (1660-1744). Campra is usually regarded as the most important French composer between Lully and Rameau and a transitional figure in French opera. Curiously, many of the musicans of Les Arts Florissants back in 1986 were American or British: violinist John Holloway, flautist Robert Claire, theorbist Stephen Stubbs, and the superlative American soprano Jill Feldman. However, to hear quintessential French vocal technique, listen to Dominique Visse singing the cantata 'La Dispute de l'Amour et de l'Hymen.' Jean-François Gardeil, the baritone on this CD, also contributes a pure French inflection to the performance. Recorded in 1986, in Arles.

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)

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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:48:27
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

William Christie directs the singers and period-instrument musicians of Les Arts Florissants in a recording of works by Etienne Moulinié (c1600-c1669). Recorded June 1980, Eglise du Bon Secours, Paris with notes in English, French, and German and texts with English translations.