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Alamire & Fretwork - Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

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Alamire & Fretwork - Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

Alamire & Fretwork - Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:30 min | 342 MB
Label: Obsidian | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

In 1978 an extraordinary discovery was made behind plasterwork in the walls of Corpus Christi College, Oxford: music from Thomas Tallis s grandest motet Gaude gloriosa, but with unidentified English words (see attached image). The discovery remained more or less dormant until David Skinner recently identified the text as being by none other than Henry VIII s sixth and last queen Katherine Parr. The words are from her psalm paraphrase Against Enemies in her first publication Psalms or Prayers, published in London in 1544.

Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux (2017)

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Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux (2017)

Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:59 min | 317 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

The Choir of the of St. Andrew and St. Paul Church presents Lux, (Latin for light) a collection of sacred songs associated with the Nativity. Selections include some well-known carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David’s City in arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, as well as pieces by such British composers as Herbert Howells (A Spotless Rose) and Will Todd (My Lord Has Come), and by American composers Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium) and Eric Withacre (Lux aurumque), among others.

Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017)

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Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017)

Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:32 min | 373 MB
Label: Reference Recordings | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

The Utah Symphony is one of America s major symphony orchestras and a leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West. It is recognized internationally for its distinctive performances, commitment to music education programs, history and recording legacy. Here they join with the internationally-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to present a thrilling and authoritative interpretation of the immense Mahler Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)

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Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:30 min | 405 MB
Label: Passacaille | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Late Baroque ascendency of the cello in Northern Italian sonata and vocal music, brilliantly played on original instruments.

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

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Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:30 min | 321 MB
Label: Fra Bernardo | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The Domkantorei St. Pölten, under the direction of Otto Kargl, is one of the most profound amateur choirs in Austria. The group was founded in 1992 by Kappelmeister Otto Kargle. It is an exquisite special ensemble with only about 20 members and the group is mainly concerned with music written prior to the year 1800 as well as contemporary choral literature. In addition to the liturgical service at the cathedral church in St. Polten, the ensemble regularly performs at the Carinthian Summer, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Musica Sacra Festival, and the Festspielhaus St. Polten.

Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra - Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2008) Repost, New Rip

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Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra - Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2008) Repost, New Rip

Antoni Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra - Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 268 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 146 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers (d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Naxos, #:8.570721 | 01:00:48

Listeners who have wholeheartedly embraced the fin de siecle music of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, and French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel have never really responded to the fin de siecle music of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski. Who can say why? As this disc coupling the composer's Second and Third symphonies performed by Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra proves, Szymanowski certainly wrote much first-rate music.

Diana Damrau - Meyerbeer - Grand Opera (2017)

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Diana Damrau - Meyerbeer - Grand Opera (2017)

Diana Damrau - Meyerbeer - Grand Opera
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 81:20 min | 368 MB
Label: Erato ‎– 0190295849016 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Opera, Romantic

Giacomo Meyerbeer, the master of Parisian grand opera, was hugely successful in his time and a major influence on Verdi and Wagner. His music has fascinated Diana Damrau since her student days. With her brilliant coloratura, lyricism and dramatic power, the soprano rises triumphantly to the vocal and expressive challenges of arias from 10 of his operas, singing in French, Italian and German. Two of the arias receive their world premiere recording with this album.

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornets - In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1 (2017)

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His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornets - In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1 (2017)

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornets - In Chains of Gold: The English Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem, Vol. 1
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:28 min | 331 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Leading performers of 17th-century music Fretwork, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts and the Magdalena Consort (directed by Peter Harvey) combine forces under the artistic direction of William Hunt for this rst complete recording of the consort anthems of Orlando Gibbons.

Krzysztof Penderecki & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir - Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Vol. 2 (2017)

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Krzysztof Penderecki & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir - Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Vol. 2 (2017)

Krzysztof Penderecki & Warsaw Philharmonic Choir - Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:33:32 | 220 MB
Label: WM Poland

The first album from the series Warsaw Philharmonic: Penderecki conducts Penderecki was widely acclaimed and garnered several awards, including a GRAMMY (Best Choral Music Album) along with major prizes from the Fryderyks, O!Lśnienie (the Onet.pl website) and many others. These accolades affirm that the release of this album is not only a historic event – the composer conducting his own works for the first time recording with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir – but also serves as a reminder that classical music is a great source of pride for Poland and a major attraction on the international scene.

Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (2017)

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Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (2017)

Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:31 min | 271 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Well on time for St Cecilia’s Day on 22 November, Pan classics presents a new recording of the impressive ode composed by Handel. The fine Basel-based orchestra Musica Fiorita, conducted by Daniela Dolci, performs this well-known work with their trademark historically informed knowledge and elegance, perfectly translating Handel’s intentions in terms of underlining the text with very intentional use of musical affects. The Ode for St Cecilia’s Day is joined on this CD by the Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4, a further ocassion to appreciate the ensemble’s fine playing.

L'Yriade, Cyril Auvity - Giovanni Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata - Cantatas (2010)

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L'Yriade, Cyril Auvity - Giovanni Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata - Cantatas (2010)

L'Yriade, Cyril Auvity - Giovanni Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata - Cantatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 64:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ramée | # RAM 1006 | Recorded: 2009

Amongst several contemporaries of Scarlatti who devoted themselves to the solo cantata, one of the most prolific was influential globetrotter Giovanni Bononcini, who wrote up to 283. During the first quarter of the 18th century, Bononcini's cantatas represented the principal trend of this genre. In these works, a fluent and effective technique is combined with a real gift for the composition of melodies. These lamenti are the central element of Bononcini's dramatic works; his genius is perfectly adapted to tender and pathetic emotions. Another important aspect of his music is the magnificent use of the text. In 1789, Charles Burney called Bononcini "the most prolific cantatas composer" and claimed that Bononcini's recitatives were universally perceived as the best of their time. Now, Cyril Auvity and his ensemble L'Yriade offer an enthusiastic and totally committed interpretation of some of Bononcini's cantatas, revealing the extreme force of those magical works.

Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Sawani Shende-Sathaye - Awakening Beyond (2017)

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Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Sawani Shende-Sathaye - Awakening Beyond (2017)

Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Sawani Shende-Sathaye - Awakening Beyond (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:28:36 | 205 Mb
Folk, Vocal, Classical | Label: iGroove Music

The new Beyond album, ‘Awakening Beyond’ will feature Buddhist nun singing for freedom, Ani Choying Drolma as well as Jewish Sephardic singer Mor Karbasi. The great Regula Curti, the creator of the Beyond albums will once again unite her voice with the mesmerizing Sawani Shende. Tibetan singer Dechen Shak-Dagsay however won’t be featured on the new album, currently promoting her ‘Day Tomorrow’ album.

Myrthen Ensemble - Songs to the Moon (2016) 2CDs

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Myrthen Ensemble - Songs to the Moon (2016) 2CDs

Myrthen Ensemble - Songs to the Moon (2016) 2CDs
Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Peter Warlock, Samuel Barber, Elizabeth Maconchy
Camille Saint-Saëns, Joseph Szulc, Federico Mompou, Jules Massenet, Henri Duparc
Claude Debussy, Ernest Chausson, Reynaldo Hahn, Gabriel Fauré

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum | # SIGCD443 | Time: 01:20:42

Described by The Telegraph as "the crème de la crème of young British-based musical talent", and praised in BBC Music Magazine for their "irresistible combination of arresting programing and vocal flair assembled around pianist Joseph Middleton", the newly formed Myrthen Ensemble brings together rising stars in the world of art-song and Lieder. This disc features performances by founder members Mary Bevan, Clara Mouriz, Allan Clayton, Marcus Farnsworth and Joseph Middleton. Joseph Middleton writes to introduce the recording: "The moon has, since antiquity, inspired artists, musicians and wordsmiths. The programme on this disc looks to its many characteristics for inspiration. The songs are at turns consoling, sometimes seductive in serenades and occasionally paint the moon as a threatening force through its extinguishing of the sun's rays. The moon’s silver beams cast their magic in music by Brahms and Schumann in the first of these CDs, and in the second, inspire the exquisite treatment of 'Clair de lune' by a selection of the finest French song composers. Short English nocturnal overtures begin each disc".

Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)

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Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman) (2017)

Natalie Dessay & Michel Legrand - Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Woman)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:22 min | 299 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

A truly unique album from the stunning Natalie Dessay alongside Michel Legrand and the London Studio Orchestra. Composed by multi award winning artist Michel Legrand and written by American poets Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Originally composed and written in the 70’s the project was never completed.

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

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Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:04 min | 322 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, ‘of staggering profundity, purity and beauty’ (ffff Télérama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach.