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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29932 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 96 min + 55 (bonus) min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2442 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 96 min | 6,74 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Latin, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

A major strength of the Parma performances has been the contribution of the theatre’s chorus. So it proves here as well. Along with the choral contribution, and that of the four soloists, I always listen carefully to hear how the conductor controls the dynamics of the opening Requiem Eternam…the thrilling Tuba Mirum…and the Dies irae and its reprise. Yuri Temirkanov, Musical Director of the Teatro Regio, passes my tests with an ethereally quiet opening. Add to this a viscerally exciting lead into the Mors stupebit…

Jane Glover, Northern Sinfonia, Huddersfield Choral Society - Handel: Messiah (2011)

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Jane Glover, Northern Sinfonia, Huddersfield Choral Society - Handel: Messiah (2011)

Jane Glover, Northern Sinfonia, Huddersfield Choral Society - Handel: Messiah (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 646 Mb | Total time: 71:17+67:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | SIGCD246 | Recorded: 2010

The Huddersfield Choral society has one of the longest and most fruitful relationships with Handel s famous Messiah than perhaps any other chorus in the world: they first performed it in concert during their inception year of 1836, and have continued to do so annually since 1860 with concerts the world over as well as in their hometown of Huddersfield. Recorded live in concert in December 2010, this new recording combines the famous ensemble with the Northern Sinfonia and four world-class professionals, under the direction of Jane Glover CBE. The disc begins with John Wainwright s Christians Awake , a traditional addition to the Messiah programme at their concerts in Huddersfield.

Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets (2005)

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Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets (2005)

Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets: Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Vivaldi; Handel; Monteverdi (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 63:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ABC Classics | 476 7737 | Recorded: 2005

This is the sequel to the best selling “Bach Arias and Duets” featuring two of Australia's leading exponents of Baroque repertoire, Sara Macliver and Sally-Anne Russell. This recording is a collection of some of the most beautiful and charming works written for a soprano and alto, featuring the haunting Pergolesi Stabat Mater.

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriot Advent Antiphons. Anonymous C. 1390 (2009)

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Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriot Advent Antiphons. Anonymous C. 1390 (2009)

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriot Advent Antiphons. Anonymous C. 1390 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 256 Mb | Total time: 57:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697575842 | Recorded: 1989

This cycle of "O" Antiphons is part of the Christmas Vespers ceremony, centered around the Magnificat. In the present case, they are heavily troped, and end with a liturgical motet in a more triumphant mood.
The music itself it thoroughly isorhythmic, and heavily syncopated. The pieces form a true cycle, linked by both a sequence of modality and motivic figures. This is the most elaborate sacred section of the huge Turin manuscript (Torino, Biblioteca Nazionale, MS J. II 9), the one source for the Cypriot repertory.

The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)

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The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)

The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Total time: 06:46:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029582507 | Recorded: 1980-1990

The blend between the voices is finely controlled, the tone mellow and the tuning spectacularly accurate, giving rise to an organ-like sonority that is genuinely thrilling,” wrote Gramophone magazine, praising the Hilliard Ensemble’s four singers, who excelled in an extraordinary variety of music over a 40-year career. This seven-CD collection extends from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, offering music by composers from England, France, Flanders and Germany.

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

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King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Holidays | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD502 | 01:10:47

Five centuries, seven languages, and six singers with 35 years of remarkable experience inform this rare collection of choral music. In the world-renowned King's Singers resplendent voices, ancient and modern choral music comes to life with all the blazing immediacy and timeliness of the gospel of the nativity. With 25 pieces of music–ranging from familiar works such as "Coventry Carol" to the obscure Tchaikovsky piece "The Crown of Roses"–the King's Singers move through this hallowed and festive set with the vocal mastery that only three-and-a-half decades of accomplished work together is capable of creating. A number of contemporary carols written in the last century by composers such as John McCabe, Philip Lawson, John Rutter, and others are balanced by pieces by Bach and a host of traditional works. Lawson's "You Are the New Day," performed with a string quartet, stands out as one of the more notable performances. Like most of their music throughout Christmas, it reminds listeners that the art of music often interprets divine aspects gladly realized here on Earth.

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 50999 6 78165 2 1 | Time: 01:14:56

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.

Enrico Gatti, Orchestra Barocca della Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano - Stradella: Cantate per il SS:mo Natale (2009)

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Enrico Gatti, Orchestra Barocca della Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano - Stradella: Cantate per il SS:mo Natale (2009)

Enrico Gatti, Orchestra Barocca della Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano - Stradella: Cantate per il SS:mo Natale con una Sonata di Viole (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 66:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A331 | Recorded: 1997

Alessandro Stradella was one of the most important Italian composers of the seventeenth century. This recording presents the only two cantatas Stradella composed for Christmas, preceded by the instrumental Sonata di Viole, the earliest entirely instrumental works (i.e., unconnected to a vocal source) for the concertino-concerto grosso ensemble in the history of the genre.

Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)

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Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)

Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 65:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus Classics | 83.320 | Recorded: 1991

You can't help but get the idea that Domenico Scarlatti rather lived under the shadow of his father Alessandro. It is only with his move to the Iberian peninsula that his career seems to liven up. Very few of his surviving choral and vocal works live up to the imagination at play in the keyboard sonatas. His vocal works were highly regarded by his contemporaries and Charles Burney was admiring indeed. Remarkably, as recently as 1941, only his Stabat Mater had appeared in a modern edition. It was during the centenary in 1985 that new music was discovered and made available.

Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)

Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 60:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | V 5409 | Recorded: 2014

This live recording brings a new and fresh light on Rossini's most famous works after Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The concert took place in Paris - Basilique de Saint-Denis, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the work, first performed in March 1864, in Paris. The amazing quality of the solo voices (Julia Lezhneva, Delphine Galou, Michael Spyres, Alexander Vinogradov) meets the dynamic and delicate direction of Ottavio Dantone and is supported by the unique atmosphere of accentus chamber choir.

La Colombina - Tomás Luis de Victoria: Music for Good Friday (2013)

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La Colombina - Tomás Luis de Victoria: Music for Good Friday (2013)

La Colombina - Tomás Luis de Victoria: Music for Good Friday (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 71:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD C80005 | Recorded: 1997

Considerado como el más grande polifonista español, Tomás Luis de Victoria compuso su famoso Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae en Roma, donde se publicó en 1585, poco antes de su regreso definitivo a España. El conjunto La Colombina, en su versión original de los años 90 (María Cristina Kiehr, Claudio Cavina, Josep Benet y Josep Cabré), interpreta aquí una selección de las músicas para el Viernes Santo, grabación que se completa con una sorprendente Pasión según San Juan de un contemporáneo de Victoria, Joan Pau Pujol. Esta grabación se publicó por primera vez en el sello Accent en 1997.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,72 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

José Antonio Montaño, Coro Victoria, Schola Antiqua, La Madrileña - José de Nebra: Requiem (2019)

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José Antonio Montaño, Coro Victoria, Schola Antiqua, La Madrileña - José de Nebra: Requiem (2019)

José Antonio Montaño, Coro Victoria, Schola Antiqua, La Madrileña - José de Nebra: Requiem (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 60:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | PC 10412 | Recorded: 2018

José de Nebra, born in 1702 to a family of musicians from Aragón, already made his career in Madrid as a young man: at the age of 17 he took over the position of organist from Tomás de Victoria and also celebrated great success at the opera. In 1736 he was appointed organist and later vice kapellmeister of the Royal Chapel. From this time on, his creative focus was on sacred music and he created more than 170 sacred compositions. After the coronation of Fernando VI and his wife Bárbara de Braganza, the musical work at the court experienced a great revival: the queen brought the famous musicians Scarlatti and Farinelli to the Spanish court and the Royal Chapel also experienced a great boom.

Georg Christoph Biller, Freiburger Barockorchester, Thomanerchor Leipzig - Bach: Messe in h-Moll (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Georg Christoph Biller, Freiburger Barockorchester, Thomanerchor Leipzig - Bach: Messe in h-Moll (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Georg Christoph Biller, Freiburger Barockorchester, Thomanerchor Leipzig - Bach: Messe in h-Moll (2013)
[Blu-Ray]

BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 114 min | 21,8 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3873 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 114 min | 6,14 Gb
Audio: Latin / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub: Latin, English, Korean

The Mass in B Minor, Bach's last completed vocal work as well as the climax of his creativity, reveals the overwhelming wealth of his compositional skills. In the history of music it ranks highly, as the "Montblanc of church music" (Franz Liszt) composed during Bach's time as cantor at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Performed in this important composer's domain, the Mass in B Minor casted a spell over its listeners as the crowning glory of the Leipzig Bach Festival in 2013: Under the direction of Bach's successor Georg Christoph Biller, the St. Thomas Boys Choir and an outstanding soloist quintet perform with the prestigious Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, playing on authentic period instruments.

János Bali, A:N:S Chorus - Agricola: Missa Le Serviteur; Missa Je Ne Demande (2004)

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János Bali, A:N:S Chorus - Agricola: Missa Le Serviteur; Missa Je Ne Demande (2004)

János Bali, A:N:S Chorus - Agricola: Missa Le Serviteur; Missa Je Ne Demande (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 70:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | HCD32267 | Recorded: 2004

Agricola is not a regional soft drink from the Corn Belt, but a composer whose works were considered almost the equal of Josquin's by chroniclers of the sixteenth century. Born around 1446, he was a near contemporary of Josquin's great predecessor, Jacob Obrecht, and like his Flemish contemporaries he went south to seek fame and fortune through employment with Italy's powerful nobles. Recordings of his works have been few and far between, so any addition to the discography is welcome, and the pair of masses included here are both historically important works.