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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°31: BWV 17, 43, 145 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 64:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B857 | Recorded: 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology. The main aim of the J.S. Bach Foundation's ambitious project is to provide a living Bach experience for today's listeners and to deepen our understanding of the great composer's works.

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)

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Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)

Rudolf Lutz, Chor und Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung - Bach Kantaten N°30: BWV 55, 68, 105 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 49:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung | # B672 | Recorded: 2011, 2018, 2019

The J.S. Bach Foundation has embarked on a remarkable undertaking: over a period of some 25 years, the Foundation will perform the complete vocal works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Each month, one of the over 200 Bach cantatas is performed in the idyllic town of Trogen in Appenzell, Switzerland. With a rhythm of 12 cantatas per year, the project is estimated to conclude in the year 2030. All introductory workshops, concerts and reflection lectures on the cantata texts are recorded; the texts of the lectures are published in a continually expanding Bach Anthology.

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

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Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2244, 476 4499 | Time: 01:11:08
Classical, Choral, Medieval, Gregorian Chant

Filia Sion is the first ECM New Series disc devoted entirely to the Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis. From the beginning of its history, Vox Clamantis has focussed on Gregorian chant as the foundation of European music, but has also maintained strong connections to contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür (members of the ensemble previously appeared on Tüür s Oxymoron album, singing his composition Salve Regina ). Their interpretation of medieval music is never purely historical. While always remaining true to the spirit of this repertoire, the approach to the work and the selection of pieces is contemporary, with sound and texture and the blending of voices as a focus. As leader Jaan-Eik Tulve explains, Gregorian chant is monophonic music which remarkably emphasizes the blend of voices.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)

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Diego Fasolis,  I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 436 Mb | Total time: 72:13+25:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics ‎| 94252 | Recorded: 1999

A much needed filling of a gap in the Brilliant Classics discography: the world famous Maria Vespers of Monteverdi! The Maria Vespers contain a collection of liturgical chants and psalms, for a wide variety of instruments, from the festive opening with trumpets to intimate arias for solo voice. In everything one hears the great dramatic genius of Monteverdi, the “first” opera composer in history. Excellent performance, on historical instruments, by conductor Diego Fasolis, and his “Barocchisti”, and a great line of vocal soloists, among whom are the well known Marco Beasley and Marinella Pennicchi.

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

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Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Mariss Jansons - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater (2015)

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Mariss Jansons - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater (2015)

Antonín Dvořák - Stabat Mater (2015)
Erin Wall, soprano; Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo; Christian Elsner, tenor; Liang Li, bass
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mariss Jansons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900142 | 01:17:55

Antonín Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Op. 58, written in the aftermath of the deaths of three of his children, is a sober and powerful work, inexplicably neglected and unlike any other work of choral music from the 19th century. Perhaps most performances don't capture its full weight, but this live recording from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, does so. There are many deep pleasures here. The orchestra's choir is extraordinary: rich yet without a hint of wobble and utterly clear in its sense of the text. Jansons keeps things at a deliberate pace that lets the music breathe and the currents of personal experience rise to the surface. The soloists, none terribly well known, are fine in their individual numbers, but absolutely transcendent in ensembles, nowhere more so that in the sublime "Quando corpus morietur" finale (track 10); there are a couple of other strong recordings of this work, but it seems likely that no one has ever matched this conclusion. The live recording from the Herkulessaal in Munich is impressively transparent and faithful to the spontaneity of the event. A superb Dvorák release.

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

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Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:34
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Musik Museum

Capella de la Torre is a German early music ensemble led by Katharina Bäuml, founded in 2005. In 2016 Katharina Bäuml and Capella de la Torre won the ECHO Klassik Ensemble des Jahres for their CD Water Music. In 2017 Capella de la Torre was awarded again with ECHO Klassik for the CD "Da Pacem" with Rias Kamerchor conducted by Florian Helgath. The ensemble is a wind ensemble, but has enlarged to include singers, lute, organ and percussion.

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)

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Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 504 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 253 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:44:53
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: BIS

Suzuki presents the 1749 version of the St. John Passion, a work that underwent many changes since its first performance in 1724. This fourth version, performed at the end of Bach's life, represents his ultimate vision of this great work. (Suzuki includes in an appendix three arias from the 1725 version that Bach removed from this later version.)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

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Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 56:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Evil Penguin | EPRC0035 | Recorded: 2019

The Stabat Mater by the Italian late baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710- 1736) invariably holds the number one position in many western classical music charts. In Pergolesis own era, his composition received enormous acclaim and was frequently a source of inspiration for the many tone poets who wanted to follow in his footsteps. For this version, we brought together two wonderful vocalists who are symbiotic and complementary both in terms of personality and musical interpretation: soprano Amaryllis Dieltiens and countertenor Clint van der Linde.

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)

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Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 76:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 555 113-2 | Recorded: 2016

Leopold I assigned music a central place in the cultural life of his times. He encouraged the production of music at his Vienna court and composed over 150 arias in Italian, some German-language oratorios and musical comedies, and many sacred works. His oratorio Il Sagrificio d’Abramo occupies a special place among Viennese Passion compositions because the figure of Isaac is described as a prefiguration of Christ. Since the librettist, Conte Caldana, places the sacrifice scene in the foreground in the first part of his text, an entirely new level of meaning is created. As a result, Ubidienza (Obedience) and Humanità (Humanity) become Abraham’s partners in dialogue from the very beginning.

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn | # CKD 541 | Time: 01:15:32

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside settings of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises - caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light - are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices' complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional.

Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

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Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

Europäische Chormusik - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set
Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 942 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics | # 825646261505 | Time: 06:49:27

The great recordings of the "Nordic choral marvel": Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson was one of the true legends in his field. When he died in 2013 at the age of 94, he had spent decades working to place his two Stockholm choirs among the international musical elite. His recordings from the 1970's enjoy real cult status – unique interpretations of a cappella works from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from Gesualdo to Penderecki, released here for the first time in a single box.

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's - Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020)

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Kastalsky: Requiem for Fallen Brothers (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps -151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:53
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

Alexander Kastalsky was a student of Tchaikovsky and a mentor to Rachmaninov, becoming director of the Moscow Synodal School until the Bolshevik regime banned all sacred music, including the extraordinary Requiem for Fallen Brothers which consequently lay forgotten for over a century. The Requiem is a rich and varied mosaic that honours those who perished in the First World War, poignantly combining Orthodox and Gregorian chant with hymns from the allied nations, even including Rock of Ages. This unprecedented and peerless monument to those who made the ultimate sacrifice was acclaimed on its 1917 premiere as a ‘uniquely Russian requiem that… gave musical voice to the tears of many nations’.

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Vêpres pour la Nativité de la Vierge (1994)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Vêpres pour la Nativité de la Vierge (1994)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Vivaldi: Vêpres pour la Nativité de la Vierge (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 774 Mb | Total time: 51:03+50:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis | E 8520 | Recorded: 1993

The importance of Venice in the history of music needs no introduction. We know the reputation the doge's Chapel had acquired through the concerts and celebrations in the St Mark's basilica, and also the exceptions quality of the concerts that were given in the four charitable institutions of the city, known as 'ospedali', where young orphaned girls were given a musical education at state expense. Music lovers, whether from Venice or simply visitors, would eagerly make for the most reputed of these hospices, the Ospedale della Pietà, on Sunday mornings, after mass, and in lete afternoon, for vespers; religious and instrumental music were skilfully associated.

Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)

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Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)

Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Choir of Great Britain - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 727 Mb | Total time: 134:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | SIGCD610 | Recorded: 2019

The Goossens Messiah, recorded for the first and only time by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Sir Thomas Beecham, has stood as a landmark of the classical catalogue for sixty years. Goossens’ richly orchestrated version is set to reach a new audience thanks to Maestro Griffith and DCINY, New York City’s leading promoter of classical music. They gathered at Abbey Road Studios in London in July 2019, to record the work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a chorus comprising of sixty members of The Jonathan Griffith Singers, drawn from around the world and sixty members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The new recording has captured the score’s vibrant tone colours in thrilling high-definition sound.