Subcategories

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Quam Dilecta (2006) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Quam Dilecta (2006) [Re-Up]

Musica Nuda (Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti) - Quam Dilecta (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Bass Jazz | Label: Radiofandango/Edel | # 0177932RAF | Time: 00:32:26

Quam Dilecta is the third album of the music project Music Nuda (Petra and Ferruccio Spinetti Magoni), published in 2006 by the label Radiofandango. A sacred music album recorded in the church of San Nicola in Pisa.

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

Posted By: Vilboa
Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2210 kbps / 23.976 fps | 102 min | 1,73 Gb
Audio: Latin / AC3 / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 192 Kbps
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Latin, French, English

The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built ‘for the use’ of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with chiaroscuro lighting designs by Bertrand Couderc. Solemn grands motets like the De profundis and Dies irae of Michel-Richard de Lalande and the poignant Marche funèbre pour le Convoy du Roy by André Danican Philidor are juxtaposed with rarely heard music by Jean Colin, Louis Chein and Charles d’Helfer. An outstanding performance by Pygmalion, filmed on the occasion of the tercentenary of the event, in November 2015.

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation  [8CDs] (2011)

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,69 Gb | Total time: 10:22:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 101

Following on from and designed along the same lines as the Guide to Period Instruments, this boxed set includes an exhaustive introductory text as well as a great quantity of music excerpts on the set’s eight CDs. These extracts have been taken from the extensive repertoire recorded by Ricercar over many years, with excerpts from recordings kindly provided by our colleagues from Harmonia Mundi, Gimell, Accent, Alpha and Sony supplementing our programme where necessary. The Lutheran repertoire of the Renaissance has remained for all intents and purposes unrecorded up until now; the tracks illustrating this repertoire together with other excerpts have been recorded specially for this compilation by Vox Luminis.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Chor der J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Messe h-Moll, BWV 232 (2017)

Posted By: delpotro
Chor der J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Messe h-Moll, BWV 232 (2017)

Chor der J.S. Bach-Stiftung, Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Messe h-Moll, BWV 232 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 507 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 233 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:40:03
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung

The Mass in B Minor, hailed in 1818 as the “greatest musical composition of all times and all cultures” by its first publisher, Hans-Georg Nägeli of Zurich, is today revered as one of the greatest works in the history of classical music. Not only has the composition substantially shaped the contemporary relevance of Johann Sebastian Bach, but it also underpins his standing as a pre-eminent artist of universal appeal.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,92 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Fretwork - In Nomine II: Muhly, Parsons, Bull, Baldwin, Ferrabosco, Bryars, Ward, Tye, Purcell (2019)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Fretwork - In Nomine II: Muhly, Parsons, Bull, Baldwin, Ferrabosco, Bryars, Ward, Tye, Purcell (2019)

Fretwork - In Nomine II: Muhly, Parsons, Bull, Baldwin, Ferrabosco, Bryars, Ward, Tye, Purcell (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 59:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records ‎| SIGCD576 | Recorded: 2018

John Taverner's accidentally totemic theme is subjected to more wondrous transformations by the likes of Robert Parsons, Henry Purcell and of course Christopher Tye—and inspires new works from Nico Muhly and Gavin Bryars.

The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park - Fading (2020)

Posted By: ArlegZ
The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park - Fading (2020)

The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park - Fading: Tallis, Gesualdo, Seers, Byrd, Tormis, Gombert, Tye, Lobo, Marsh, Marenzio, Blok-Wilson (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 64:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion ‎| CDA68285 | Recorded: 2019

From the twelfth century (Saint Hildegard) to the twenty-first, the voices of The Gesualdo Six weave a meditative reflection around the ancient Office of Compline in a moving sequence of music from fourteen composers.

The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)

Posted By: ArlegZ
The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)

The Sound and the Fury - Jacob Obrecht I (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 437 Mb | Total time: 91:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF ‎| CD3048 | Recorded: 2008

An amazing display of expressivity achieved through daring 'prolations' and 'colorations'! There are at least half a dozen parody masses based on the chanson Fortuna Desperata, but Obrecht's is by far the most likely to keep the most secular audiences riveted to the music.

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

Posted By: ArlegZ
The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)

The Sound and the Fury - Matthæus Pipelare I (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 786 Mb | Total time: 68:50+67:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: fra bernardo ‎| FB 1309202 | Recorded: 2013

In short, Pipelare’s striking personality becomes apparent through hearing and analysing his masses rather than from the meagre details of his life. It is as if he redefines polyphonic composition with each work, rather than reverting to the tried and tested as say Jakob Obrecht did. There is nothing immediately recognisable, nothing that sounds even vaguely familiar, nothing can be categorised, rather everything sounds new, fresh, lively – wilfully individual!

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble & Chor - Antonio Lotti: Requiem, Credo, Miserere (1999)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble & Chor - Antonio Lotti: Requiem, Credo, Miserere (1999)

Thomas Hengelbrock, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble & Chor - Antonio Lotti: Requiem, Credo, Miserere (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 69:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | 05472 77507 2 | Recorded: 1998

Lotti's Requiem Mass in F major is considered by Thomas Hengelbrock the most important Requiem before Mozart's. It's full of expressive contrast: Lotti has an affection for a quasi-Palestrina style on the one hand and the skill to deploy more up-to-date techniques on the other. This Requiem is essentially in the late Baroque idiom, occasionally recalling certain of Vivaldi's larger sacred vocal pieces.

Himlische Cantorey & Jan Kobow - Johann Pachelbel: Magnificat (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Himlische Cantorey & Jan Kobow - Johann Pachelbel: Magnificat (2020)

Himlische Cantorey & Jan Kobow - Johann Pachelbel: Magnificat (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | Covers included | 01:14:34
Classical, Opera, Sacred | Label: CPO

The present recording spreads out before us the rich musical panorama covered by Pachelbel’s Magnificat compositions. We do not know what we should admire more about these works: the complexity of the contrapuntal and concerto textures or the naturalness and cantability of the part writing. In addition, we have Pachelbel’s great variation artistry, which constantly brings forth new formal designs, instrumental combinations, and focal points on the basis of one and the same text. Moreover, the natural flow of Pachelbel’s music includes a steady stream of musical rhetorical interpretations, and the richly pictorial Magnificat text offers plenty of opportunities for them. On this recording two sacred concertos and a Mass in three movements complement the four very different Magnificat settings and serve as contrasts to them.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria [3CDs] (1998)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria [3CDs] (1998)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - The Spirit of the Renaissance: Josquin, Sheppard, Victoria (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 878 Mb | Total time: 74:16+55:08+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | 462 856-2 | Recorded: 1989, 1990

Tallis Scholars are among the world's preeminent choral ensembles. Cultivating a distinctive vocal sound backed by impeccable scholarship, the group has helped raise the general level of interest in Renaissance choral music in Britain and beyond through a large catalog of recordings and numerous international tours.

Dominique Vellard, Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Guillaume de Machaut: Je, Guillaumes dessu nommez [3CDs] (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Dominique Vellard, Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Guillaume de Machaut: Je, Guillaumes dessu nommez [3CDs] (2000)

Dominique Vellard, Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Guillaume de Machaut: Je, Guillaumes dessu nommez (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 925 Mb | Total time: 63:25+56:45+65:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Cantus | C 9804/6 | Recorded: 1988, 1990, 1994

Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300 – April 1377) was a medieval French poet and composer. He is regarded by many musicologists as the greatest and most important composer of the 14th century. Machaut is one of the earliest composers on whom substantial biographical information is available, and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson called him "the last great poet who was also a composer".[This quote needs a citation] Well into the 15th century, Machaut's poetry was greatly admired and imitated by other poets, including Geoffrey Chaucer.

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002)
Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra, Jeffrey Skidmore

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67325 | Time: 01:12:07

This resplendent CD introduces another outstanding 'early music' ensemble to Hyperion - Jeffrey Skidmore's Ex Cathedra, who will explore some of the lesser-known Baroque byways for us. They make their entrance with this programme of music by one of the four composers assigned to Louis XIV's Chapel in 1683. The disc gives us the opportunity to hear two of Lalande's 'grands motets' in full (substantial, sectional works in which episodes for vocal soloists are interspersed with passages for small ensembles and chorus, the orchestra providing both accompaniment and interludes), as well as a solo movement extracted from another one, and one of his instrumental pieces. This is music which was highly regarded both in the composer's own day and beyond, and performed throughout the eighteenth century.