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Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)

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Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)

Papagena - Hush!: Songs sacred and profane, tender, consoling, witty, urbane (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 65:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings | SOMMCD 0608 | Recorded: 2019

SOMM Recordings is delighted to announce Hush!, the second release by the extraordinary voices (BBC Radio 3) of female quintet Papagena following their internationally acclaimed, Amazon classical chart-topping debut, The Darkest Midnight (SOMMCD 0189). Hush! unearths a treasure trove of songs largely neglected on disc to deliver a stunning follow-up to The Darkest Midnight. Where it hymned the cold, harsh glamour of sun-starved winter, Hush! playful, poignant, poetic and primed with the expectation of joy celebrates the warmth and light of love.

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo (2013)

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Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo (2013)

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata - Mediterraneo (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 66:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 5099946454928 | Recorded: 2012

Christina Pluhar and l'Arpeggiata invite you on a musical cruise that will take you from Portugal to Turkey, following the coasts of Spain, Catalonia, Greece, and Italy, caressed by the rocking of the waves and the captivating dialogue between traditional plucked instruments of the Mediterranean region the qanun, saz, Greek lyre and lavta, the oud and Portuguese guitar and the Baroque strings of l'Arpeggiata.

Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)

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Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)

Mikis Theodorakis - The Very Best Of Mikis Theodorakis, Vol. 1: Recordings 1960-1964 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb
Label: Minos-EMI | # 7243 577286 2 1 | Time: 01:11:24 | Scans ~ 99 Mb
Greek Folk, Mediterranean Traditions, Soundtracks

Mikis Theodorakis is legendary Greek composer, born in Chios, Greece on 29th July 1925. He has worked for the Greek as well as international music industry for the last 70 years, contributing close to a thousand songs along the way. He has mostly centered his compositions to 20th century classical Greek music, working in a wide setting of genres. In a career that has been marred by rich musical taste, he has worked in various dimensions of production such as symphonic works, chamber music, cantatas, hymns, operas, stage plays and film scores. His work, in addition to featuring classical Greek poems and literature, is also influenced by his political leanings and struggles which were shaped throughout his life.

Yanni - Ethnicity (2003) [Re-Up]

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Yanni - Ethnicity (2003) [Re-Up]

Yanni - Ethnicity (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 223 Mb
New Age, World Fusion | Label: Virgin | # 7243 5 81516 0 2 | Time: 00:57:59

Though Yanni is widely known as one of the most popular purveyors of New Age music, there's actually quite a bit going on here. In addition to the Greek keyboard whiz's usual arching, romantic melodies there are a host of other musical elements present. ETHNICITY is an eclectic mix of the operatic (check out Michelle Amato's pipes on "For All Seasons" and "Almost a Whisper"), the electronic (the pulsing, almost Moroder-esque sequencers on "Play Time" and "Written on the Wind"), and the ancient (the chanting on "Tribal Dream," the timeless-sounding flute work that permeates the album). Keying in on the album's title, the closing tune "Jivaeri" is a traditional Greek ballad that touches on Yanni's personal roots while still remaining very much of a piece with the rest of this sonically diverse offering.

Villagers of Ioannina City - Riza (2014)

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Villagers of Ioannina City - Riza (2014)

Villagers of Ioannina City - Riza (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 480 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:13:23
Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Mantra Records

Villagers of Ioannina City, one of the leading Greek heavy rock bands, comes from the mountains of Epirus. They are deeply influenced by Greek nature and cosmic phenomena and infuse their unique brand of heavy psychedelic rock with folk instruments such as bagpipes, flutes and, didgeridoo.

The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

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The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent
under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Sacral, Choral, Ethnic | Label: Auvidis | # D 8301 | Time: 01:14:52

The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia.

Rupert Till, Justus Willberg - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)

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Rupert Till, Justus Willberg - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)

Rupert Till, Justus Willberg, Barnaby Brown, Callum Armstrong, Olga Sutkowska, Stef Conner - Apollo & Dionysus: Sounds from classical antiquity Vol.5 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 56:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | DCD34188 | Recorded: 2015, 2017

The Greek and Roman cultures of classical antiquity have left an indelible mark on European society. The Greek 'muse' is the origin of our concept of 'music', and ancient Greek culture included concert performances with a listening audience, hundreds of years before the rest of the continent.