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David Munrow, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner - Munrow & Marriner: Telemann, Sammartini, Handel (2000)

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David Munrow, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner - Munrow & Marriner: Telemann, Sammartini, Handel (2000)

David Munrow, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner - Munrow & Marriner: Telemann, Sammartini, Handel (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:04 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: TOCE-3405

Whilst Sir Neville Marriner, who turns 90 on 15 April 2014, provides stylish accompaniments with the Academy's modern instruments, the star of this album is the late David Munrow, who did so much to popularize early music and its instruments, particularly the recorder.

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)

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Bryn Terfel  - Simple Gifts (2007)

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 356 MB | 01:10:23
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

What is this Bryn Terfel collection, exactly, that contains "Simple Gifts," the beginning of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," "Send in the Clowns," and even "The Rose" (not the one e'er blooming, but the Bette Midler or Conway Twitty vehicle)? It is, per the back cover text, Bryn's "personal collection of sacred, spiritual, and meditative songs." The album still might seem like quite a hodgepodge to a browser reading the tracklist, but it is exactly the elusiveness of the thread connecting these songs that makes this a superior example of the crossover vocal species.

Fretwork - Sublime Discourses: The Complete Instrumental Music of John Milton and Martin Peerson (2011)

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Fretwork - Sublime Discourses: The Complete Instrumental Music of John Milton and Martin Peerson (2011)

Fretwork - Sublime Discourses: The Complete Instrumental Music of John Milton and Martin Peerson (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 61:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Regent Records | # REGCD341 | Recorded: 2009, 2010

Fretwork here unveils some obscure but engaging works from the golden age of English consort music by the little-known but accomplished composers Martin Peerson and John Milton, father of the celebrated poet. The programme combines scholarship, performance and recording technology to bring to light some two-dozen forgotten works, from dancing almaines to brooding intricate fantasias.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-156 | Recorded: 1996

Extraordinarily, Alessandro Scarlatti (who died in 1725 and forms a strong bridge between the mature Baroque and later classical traditions, according to musicologist Edward Dent) wrote some sixty-four operas, twenty oratorios, hundreds of chamber cantatas, and a host of madrigals, masses, motets, toccatas, concertos, sonatas and symphonies. Very little of this is heard today, sadly, except in specialist circles. Perhaps one of the more popularly performed pieces is 'Abramo, il tuo sembiante' (a Christmas cantata). When Handel visited Italy between 1706 and 1710, he met Scarlatti and may even have studied with him. This performance of said cantata is well within the Italian style - clear lines and intricate ornamentation.

Pablo Casals - Bach Festival: Prades 1950, Volume 1 (2003)

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Pablo Casals - Bach Festival: Prades 1950, Volume 1 (2003)

Pablo Casals - Bach Festival: Prades 1950, Volume 1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:17:36 | 409 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pearl | Catalog: 201

Rarely if ever have music festivals gathered together such a stellar array of names as those in Prades and Perpignan, thanks to the glory of Casal's name and the force of nature which was Alexander Schneider. This release of the Prades Festival is rarely heard and contains the most stunning performances of the 'Brandenburg Concertos', together with items from 'The Musical Offering'.

Sophie Yates - English Virginals Music (1995)

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Sophie Yates - English Virginals Music (1995)

Sophie Yates - English Virginals Music (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:40 | 466 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CH0574

Sophie Yates follows her French and Iberian collections (11/93 and 11/94) with an English one, an overview of the period that ended in the 1620s after the death of Byrd, its central figure, Gibbons and Bull, though Tomkins delayed the stylistic rigor mortis for another 30 years. The anonymous My Lady Carey's Dompe and Aston's Hornepype provide quasi-improvisational precursors (though they are not so placed in the programme) of the ubiquitous divisions upon whatever, including Byrd's or Aston's Ground – he looked both backwards to Aston and sideways to Dowland and Harding in writing divisions on their works.

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set
J.S. Bach, Schubert, Paganini, Schumann, Kreisler, Bartok, Schedrin, Clérambault, Brahms
Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Khachaturian, Debussy, de Falla, Glazunov, Liszt, Ravel, Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01169 | Time: 03:37:24

"Brilliant possession of the instrument, virtuosi technique, a versatile and expressive touch, an animated and emotional style of performance - these are the artistic traits possessed by Semyon Snitkovsky, that allow the brilliant musician to make deep, sincere connection with the audience." These words, spoken by David Oistrakh, come to mind every time one listens to any recording Snitkovsky made throughout his career. The violinist only lived to be 48 years old (1933-1981), but he left behind a large number of records. These records allow his listeners to enjoy the unique artistry that once thrilled audiences and critics in the former USSR and abroad. The CDs that are being released now, present Snitkovsky as a versatile interpreter of the solo, chamber, and solo with orchestra violin repertoire.

Lorenzo Ghielmi/Enrico Onofri/Margret Köll - Anno 1630 (2003) {Winter & Winter} **[RE-UP]**

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Lorenzo Ghielmi/Enrico Onofri/Margret Köll - Anno 1630 (2003) {Winter & Winter} **[RE-UP]**

Lorenzo Ghielmi/Enrico Onofri/Margret Köll - Anno 1630 (2003) {Winter & Winter}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 136 mb
Genre: classical, baroque

Anno 1630 is the 2003 collaborative album between Lorenzo Ghielmi, Enrico Onofri, and Margret Köll. This was released on the Winter & Winter label on 5 August, 2003.

Rolando Villazon, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Players - Handel: Arias (2009)

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Rolando Villazon, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Players - Handel: Arias (2009)

Rolando Villazón, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Players - Handel: Arias (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 59:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8056 | Recorded: 2008

Internationally acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazón presents an all-new recording of Italian arias by Handel. Though Villazón is not generally associated with this repertoire, his muscular and virile performances are a thrilling and new way to hear Handel. Paul McCreesh (a noted Handel expert) and the exciting Gabrieli Players join Villazón giving the listener both an authentic period performance as well as a new twist on familiar Handel. To suit his voice, Villazón performs not only tenor arias, but also transposed mezzo arias a practice familiar to Handel. This is a unique and wonderfully thrilling album completely unlike Villazón s previous recordings.

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Domestic Music, Vol. 3 (1992)

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Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Domestic Music, Vol. 3 (1992)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Domestic Music, Vol. 3 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 390 Mb | Total time: 78:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0525 | Recorded: 1991

By comparison with the ambitious, sometimes pioneering products of the last musically active decade of his life (1755-1765) much of Telemann's chamber music is conventional in language if not always in form. Nevertheless, we should guard against any assessment which views it as merely fluent. Telemann's chamber suites and cantatas, solo sonatas, trios, quartets and songs almost invariably carry the hallmark of a composer whose understanding of the voices and instruments for which he is writing is both imaginatively practical and technically informed.

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Overture Burlesque, Vol. 2 (1991)

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Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Overture Burlesque, Vol. 2 (1991)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Overture Burlesque, Vol. 2 (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 64:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0512 | Recorded: 1990

Five lesser-known pieces (one orchestral suite and four instrumental concertos) from the over-abundant pen of Georg Philipp Telemann are presented in this second collection by the British ensemble Collegium Musicum 90, here directed by its co-founder, gifted violinist Simon Standage, whose earlier recordings with the English Concert and the Academy of Ancient Music are the guarantors of his classiness.

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: La Changeante, Vol.1 (1991)

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Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: La Changeante, Vol.1 (1991)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: La Changeante, Vol.1 (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 63:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0519 | Recorded: 1990

Recorded in 1990 at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead (London), this beautifully produced CD contains six lesser-known works for violin(s) by Germany’s most prolific 18th century composer, Georg Philipp Telemann, who was, during his lifetime, considerably more famous (and more in demand) than any of the Bach dynasty. But as Nicholas Anderson points out in his rather brief introduction to this music, “Telemann did not altogether avoid in his own music those features which he criticised in others; sometimes his harmonies seem sparse, his passagework perfunctory.” Telemann was a great musician, but the violin “seems to have been that in which he was least fluent”. It is also well-known that Telemann’s facility in composing has gained him a reputation for producing quantity rather than quality – a reputation which, on the whole, is undeserved.

George Malcolm - Bach: Goldberg Variations (1963/2019)

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George Malcolm - Bach: Goldberg Variations (1963/2019)

George Malcolm - Bach: Goldberg Variations (1963/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 407 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | 01:19:17
Classical | Label: Eloquence

Endowed with a prodigious and versatile musical talent, the harpsichordist George Malcolm brought a consummate polish to both performance and recording. Despite working at the vanguard of historically informed performance, he did not pursue an aesthetic of zealous purity but concentrated rather on refinement of effect to communicate the spirit of the composition.

Huguette Gremy-Chauliac - Buxtehude: L’Œuvre pour Clavecin (1992)

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Huguette Gremy-Chauliac - Buxtehude: L’Œuvre pour Clavecin (1992)

Huguette Gremy-Chauliac - Buxtehude: L’Œuvre pour Clavecin (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:35:00 | 1.5 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: FY ‎| Catalog: FYCD 035/37

Dieterich Buxtehude was a Danish-German organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach. Today, Buxtehude is considered one of the most important composers in Germany of the mid-Baroque.

Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)

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Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - Italia: Vecchi, Rore, Monteverdi, Cavalli, A.Scarlatti [10cd] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,61 Gb | Total time: 625:14 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX2908658.99 | Recorded: 1982, 1990, 1992, 2002

This luxurious set containing 39 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 CD-Rom and four detailed booklets will tell you the full story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. No fewer than 17 complete operas (including two on DVD) and two supplementary CDs (the dawn of opera, Overtures for the Hamburg Opera) provide the most comprehensive overview of the genre ever attempted! The finest performers are assembled here under the direction of René Jacobs and William Christie to offer you 47 hours of music. An opportunity to discover or to hear again the masterpieces of Baroque opera, some of which have been unavailable on CD for many years.