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Dunedin Consort, Soloists, John Butt - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, Reconstruction of First Performance (2014)

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Dunedin Consort, Soloists, John Butt - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, Reconstruction of First Performance (2014)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, Reconstruction of First Performance (2014)
Joanne Lunn, soprano; Rowan Hellier, alto; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass
Dunedin Consort, conducted by John Butt

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 449 | Time: 01:01:39

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014 Choral category winner! Purely on grounds of performance alone, this is one of the finest Mozart Requiems of recent years. John Butt brings to Mozart the microscopic care and musicological acumen that have made his Bach and Handel recordings so thought-provoking and satisfying.

Susan Graham - The Art of Susan Graham (2010)

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Susan Graham - The Art of Susan Graham (2010)

Susan Graham - The Art of Susan Graham (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.6 Gb | 06:27:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

This six-CD set is sure to be of interest to fans of Susan Graham, the phenomenally successful American mezzo-soprano. The recordings, with the exception of just a few tracks from the 1990s, were made between 2000 and 2005, and they reveal Graham in her prime. Five of the discs had previously been released, but one is made up of selections from a variety of sources, including complete opera recordings. The set demonstrates Graham's versatility, both stylistically in the many types of music she sings and in the emotional spectrum that the songs and arias encompass. .

Vesselina Kasarova - Best of Vesselina Kasarova (2012)

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Vesselina Kasarova - Best of Vesselina Kasarova (2012)

esselina Kasarova - Best of Vesselina Kasarova (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 298 MB | 01:03:00
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

An exceptionally talented mezzo-soprano who stood out even in an era with no shortage of them, Vesselina Kasarova emerged as a popular favorite in the late 1990s, both as a recitalist and as an operatic specialist in the bel canto works of Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Born in the medium-sized city of Stara Zagora in Bulgaria's center, Kasarova attended music school there, majoring in piano rather than voice. She dreamed of a vocal career, however, and auditioned at the national Academy of Sofia. She was accepted and blossomed rapidly as a singer, joining the company of the National Opera of Sofia even before her graduation in 1989.

Olga Borodina - None But The Lonely Heart: Tchaikovsky Romances (1994)

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Olga Borodina - None But The Lonely Heart: Tchaikovsky Romances (1994)

Olga Borodina - None But The Lonely Heart: Tchaikovsky Romances (1994)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 207 MB | 59:45
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips

This is an excellent disc from one of the best mezzosopranos working during the last couple of decades. It does also, I suppose, present a nice survey of Tchaikovsky’s songs (of which there is quite a number, few of which are well-known) and includes at least the two most famous ones, “None but the lonely heart” and “Once Again, Alone” – and the selection consists of songs from both early in his career (the 1869 set including “None but the lonely heart”) and late ones. However, I would warn against listening through this disc in one go – these songs are pretty much all rather dark and sad and slow, focusing on loneliness, regret, sorrow and longing. Taken a few at a time, on the other hand, virtually every single one comes across as a marvelous gem.

Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011) [Re-Up]

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Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011) [Re-Up]

Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)
Lucia Popp, soprano; Brigitte Fassbaender, contralto; Robert Gambill, tenor; Robert Holl, bass
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor; Sudfunkchor
Dame Janet Baker, contralto; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Choir of King’s College
Cambridge Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Sir Philip Ledger, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:14:56
Genre: Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 50999 6 78165 2 1

The peal of church bells, the scent of Christmas trees and gleaming lights in every window: now all that's missing to complete the Yuletide mood is Christmas by great Baroque composers. This CD contains the most moving arias and resplendent choruses from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah - the perfect music to celebrate Christmas with.

Svetlana Savenko, Yuri Polubelov - Anton Webern: Complete Songs with Piano (2007)

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Svetlana Savenko, Yuri Polubelov - Anton Webern: Complete Songs with Piano (2007)

Svetlana Savenko, Yuri Polubelov - Anton Webern: Complete Songs with Piano (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 193 Mb | Total time: 79:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570219 | Recorded: 2003, 2004

One of Schoenberg's leading pupils and disciples, Anton Webern continued to write songs throughout his life. It is thus possible to follow his development as a composer, from early traditional writing to the more experimental work of his later years, from the tonal to the atonal, and to the sparer textures for which his work became well known.

Hamish McLaren & Matthew Jorysz - Persian Love Songs (EP) (2021)

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Hamish McLaren & Matthew Jorysz - Persian Love Songs (EP) (2021)

Hamish McLaren & Matthew Jorysz - Persian Love Songs (EP) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 56 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 36 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:15:18
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

Anton Rubinstein wrote his Persian Songs in 1854, while on tour in Germany. The source was a recent collection of poems by Friedrich von Bodenstedt, who advertised them as translations from the work of the Azeri poet Mirza Shafi Vazeh (Mirzə Şəfi Vazeh, 1805-52), with whom he had studied during his travels to the Caucasus. Tchaikovsky was later commissioned to produce a singable Russian translation of the German texts, but he disputed the provenance, maintaining that Bodenstedt, whom he had met, did not know Persian and simply invented the poems (Bodenstedt, as it happens, had by then decided to claim the authorship of these bestselling poems for himself). The 20th century saw a revival of Vazeh’s work, and an examination of the original texts showed that Bodenstedt had indeed translated them, although his versions were much more effusive than Vazeh’s.

Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)

Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, conducted by Robert Shaw

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Telarc | # CD-80236 | Time: 00:52:02

Robert Shaw leads the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in these powerful works of Francis Poulenc. Poulenc experienced a spiritual crisis which led to the composition of his powerful Mass in G major, which is dedicated to the memory of his father. Paired with this work are his Four Motets for Christmas, Four Motets for a Time of Penitence, and Four Short Prayers of Saint Frances.

Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012) [Re-Up]

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Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012) [Re-Up]

Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:20
Classical Crossover, Christmas, Holidays | Label: Taffia/Warner | # 5053105509225

Best known for her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns, singer Katherine Jenkins will embrace a new genre this fall when the multi-million selling mezzo-soprano releases her first Christmas album, This is Christmas. This will be the ninth studio album from Jenkins and features 10 newly recorded holiday classics. For this upcoming collection, Jenkins unique vocals can be heard singing traditional holiday tunes from around the world as well as a number of contemporary favorites including "Away In A Manger", "Hark The Herald Angels Sing", "Deck The Halls", and "Come What May", featuring Placido Domingo. "These holiday songs bring back such wonderful memories for me of times spent with family and loved ones", says Jenkins. "I have always hoped that one day I d have the opportunity to record a Christmas album and I can t wait to share my interpretations of these songs with everyone".

Kristīne Opolais - Puccini Suor Angelica (2012)

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Kristīne Opolais - Puccini Suor Angelica (2012)

Kristīne Opolais - Puccini Suor Angelica (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 242 MB | 58:56
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo

Puccini’s 'Suor Angelica' used to be seen as one of the composer’s ‘problem children’. As the central work of 'Il Trittico', it is sandwiched between two dramatically more effective pieces: a tale of life in a convent and of the suicide of a mother robbed of her child, it simply could not hold its own against its sister works at their world première in New York. Various cuts sanctioned by Puccini testify to his concessions to the conventions of the opera business. Uncut, 'Suor Angelica' lasts just about an hour, and one often hears it in the concert hall today.

Regula Mühlemann, Okka von Der Damerau, Wolfgang Schwaiger, Tareq Nazmi, Adrian Baianu - Lieder im Volkston (2017)

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Regula Mühlemann, Okka von Der Damerau, Wolfgang Schwaiger, Tareq Nazmi, Adrian Baianu - Lieder im Volkston (2017)

Regula Mühlemann, Okka von Der Damerau, Wolfgang Schwaiger, Tareq Nazmi, Adrian Baianu - Lieder im Volkston (2017)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 283 MB | 01:06:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

The Berlin weekly journal Die Woche, issued from 1899 to 1944 by the publisher August Scherl, announced a composition competition in 1903 with the aim of encouraging new songs 'im Volkston' (in the style of folk music). Prominent composers of the time were approached by the publishers for this competition and asked to send in an appropriate song. Of the songs submitted, thirty were selected and published in a special issue that was available in shops. At the first performance of the songs of this first competition, however, it became clear that many of these songs were indeed in a folk-music style, but due to their complexity they were rather closer to the genre of the art song.

Stevie Nicks - Enchanted: The Works of Stevie Nicks (1998)

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Stevie Nicks - Enchanted: The Works of Stevie Nicks (1998)

Stevie Nicks - Enchanted: The Works of Stevie Nicks (1998)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, log, scans) - 1.5 GB
3:32:04 | Power Pop, Pop Rock, Vocal l | Label: EMI

This three-disc retrospective contains eight never-before-available tracks, twenty b-sides, live and soundtrack cuts and twelve top 40 hits, including "Whenever I Call You Friend."
The California girl who wanted to be a Welsh witch has always been best when her mysticism and mooniness has been offset by harder-headed collaborators. Though this box set doesn't include the Fleetwood Mac stuff that made her name, it does pull together curious stuff she's done elsewhere: pre-Mac work with Lindsey Buckingham from the Buckingham Nicks days, duets with the likes of Tom Petty and Don Henley, and a few soundtrack numbers. The first two discs have everything worth saving from her five solo albums (actually, one disc would have done that too, though "Edge of Seventeen" appears in a live version rather than the hit), plus some B-sides, and the third has rarities and obscurities, including an enlightening demo of "Rhiannon." –Douglas Wolk

VA - Girls On 45: A Collection Of Girl Groups, Girlie Pop & Soulful Ladies 1963-1967 Volume 2,3,4 (2013-2016)

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VA - Girls On 45: A Collection Of Girl Groups, Girlie Pop & Soulful Ladies 1963-1967 Volume 2,3,4 (2013-2016)

VA - Girls On 45: A Collection Of Girl Groups, Girlie Pop & Soulful Ladies 1963-1967 Volume 2,3,4 (2013-2016)
EAC/XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 732 MB
3:08:44 | Soul, Vocal, Pop, Pop Rock | Label: Teensville Records

Welcome to Teensville s Girls on 45 volume 2 The second installment of seldom heard girl group rarities, girlie pop and soulful ladies; all from the early to mid 60s. In this second volume, we once again showcase classic 60s girl pop, girl groups and Northern Soul. Featuring some mega obscurities from the vaults of both small and big labels of the 1960 . Most of these selections make their CD debuts. Featuring 26 tracks with a great 12 page booklet containing informative liner notes of each selection, rare label scans and rare artists pics. A must for the 1960 s girl group, pop and soul collector .

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Re-Up]

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Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013) [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach - In Tempore Nativitatis: Christmas Cantatas BWV 110, 151, 63 (2013)
Maria Keohane (soprano), Carlos Mena (alto), Julian Pregardien (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass)
Ricercar Consort; Philippe Pierlot, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Mirare | # MIR243 | Time: 01:07:54

Just in time for Christmas, Philippe Pierlot and the Ricercar Consort present a collection of Cantatas for the season by Johann Sebastian Bach. In these evergreen holiday favorites, flutes, oboes, trumpets, timpani and voices are used to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The result is nothing short of magical. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional Bach Magnificat.

Sarah Wegener & Götz Payer - Richard Strauss: Zueignung (2021)

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Sarah Wegener & Götz Payer - Richard Strauss: Zueignung (2021)

Sarah Wegener & Götz Payer - Richard Strauss: Zueignung (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Digital Booklet) 230 MB | Cover | 01:00:49 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 143 MB
Classical, Vocal | Label: CAvi-music

“Without wanting to detract from the genius of Schubert or Schumann, we [Re: Sarah Wegener & Götz Payer] have a different answer: we would have loved to live at the turn from the 19th to the 20th century, ”fin de siècle”, amidst the transition from Naturalism to Modernism with the currents of Jugendstil and Impressionism.