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Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Petrarca Madrigals (2009) 2CDs

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Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Petrarca Madrigals (2009) 2CDs

Singer Pur - Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova - The Petrarca Madrigals (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 278 Mb | Scans ~ 27 Mb
Label: Oehms Classics | # OC 814 | Time: 02:01:38
Classical, Choral, Renaissance, Vocal Music

Flemish composer Adrian Willaert – who served as maestro di capella at the Cathedral of San Marco in Venice from 1527 until his death in 1562 – contributed so much to the Italian renaissance; while he wasn't the first to develop the Venetian polychoral style, its propagation in the mid-sixteenth century may well be laid at his feet. Willaert helped introduce the forms of canzona and ricercare, which greatly aided the growth of instrumental music in the years to come. The nearly overarching interest in chromaticism among Italian composers in the late renaissance can be traced to Willaert's door. Nevertheless, toss a dart into a crowd of music scholars and chances are you won't manage to hit one that has much of an opinion about Willaert's work or his music – it is seldom recorded and CDs devoted to Willaert alone are rare. On their own, these aspects make Oehms Classics' Adrian Willaert: Musica Nova – featuring the talents of expert vocal ensemble Singer Pur – special, valuable, and significant for purposes of study and filling a major hole in the renaissance repertoire. But beyond that, it is a fine listening experience as well.

La Nef - Music for Joan the Mad (1995)

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La Nef - Music for Joan the Mad (1995)

La Nef - Music for Joan the Mad (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 66:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian Records | DIS-80128 | Recorded: 1991

The daughter of King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile and the mother of King Charles V, Joan the Mad (Juana la Loca in Spanish) was a Spanish queen who lived from 1479-1555. She is believed to have suffered from mental illness – possibly, she experienced what is now called schizophrenia – and was confined to the historic castle at Tordesillas. A fascinating CD, Music for Joan the Mad was inspired by the life of the Spanish queen, who was believed to be a major music lover. La Nef didn't claim that Music for Joan the Mad was an exact re-creation of Spanish music from the 15th and 16th centuries – the Quebec-based ensemble takes its share of liberties.

Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)

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Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)

Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 79:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avie Records | # AV 2257 | Recorded: 2011

Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima s 10th release for Avie coinciding with the label s 10th anniversary has all the hallmarks that have made the Vivaldi specialists one of the best-selling and acclaimed period-instrument bands performing today. As with the chart-topping French Connection 2 (AVR 2218), which featured the world-premiere recording of the flute concerto Il Gran Mogol, Adrian has once again unearthed numerous works from this period, recorded for the first time.

Véronique Gens, Ensemble Les Surprises & Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion (2021)

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Véronique Gens, Ensemble Les Surprises & Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion (2021)

Véronique Gens, Ensemble Les Surprises & Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:10
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics

This programme marks the eagerly awaited return of Véronique Gens to Baroque music and Lully, in which she made a name for herself at the start of her career. It presents airs from Atys, Persée, Alceste, Proserpine, Le Triomphe de l’Amour and other works by Louis XIV’s famous composer, but also several by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Henry Desmarets and Pascal Collasse. Whether well known, rare or in some cases even unpublished, all of them present roles for powerful women whose love is unrequited: dark passions, bitter laments, jealousy, vengeance, the type of dramatic characters that Véronique Gens embodies with all the charisma that has made her reputation. This recording is also the result of an encounter with the youthful ensemble Les Surprises, founded and directed by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas. Together they conceived this programme, which mingles airs, dances and choruses, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

Reinald Werrenrath - Concert baritone of distinction. Selected Recordings, 1912-1920 (2024)

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Reinald Werrenrath - Concert baritone of distinction. Selected Recordings, 1912-1920 (2024)

Reinald Werrenrath - Concert baritone of distinction. Selected Recordings, 1912-1920 (2024)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 193 Mb | Scans included | 01:19:13
Classical, Vocal | Label: Marston Records

Reinald Werrenrath (August 7, 1883 – September 12, 1953) was an American baritone opera singer, who also recorded popular songs and appeared regularly on radio in the early decades of the twentieth century. Werrenrath commonly used the pseudonym Edward Hamilton.

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Harry Bicket - George Frideric Handel: Arias from Theodora & Serse, Cantata 'La Lucrezia' (2004)

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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Harry Bicket - George Frideric Handel: Arias from Theodora & Serse, Cantata 'La Lucrezia' (2004)

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - George Frideric Handel: Arias from Theodora & Serse, Cantata 'La Lucrezia' (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 280 Mb | Total time: 67:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avie Records | # AV 0030 | Recorded: 2003, 2004

If you think you've heard Handel's "Ombra mai fu" (known as his "Largo") so often, and in so many different arrangements, and sung by so many different voices, that you can no longer be moved or surprised by it, think again. This CD of Handel arias, mostly from his Theodora or the cantata La Lucrezia, ends with "Ombra mai fu," and as sung by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, it is so tender, so beautiful, so impeccably shaded, that you'll think you're hearing it for the first time. But that's only four of this disc's 67 minutes–-a follow-up to Hunt Lieberson's extraordinarily successful CD of Bach cantatas. There's not a dull or disinterested moment to be heard anywhere. As the violated Lucrezia, Hunt Lieberson alternately rages against the man who raped her and turns her grief inward; the former is terrifying in its intensity, the latter makes us almost feel as if we're eavesdropping.

Iwona Sobotka, NFM Choir, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Giancarlo Guerrero - Szymanowski: Orchestral Works (2024)

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Iwona Sobotka, NFM Choir, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Giancarlo Guerrero - Szymanowski: Orchestral Works (2024)

Iwona Sobotka, NFM Choir, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Giancarlo Guerrero - Szymanowski: Orchestral Works (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 251 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:42
Classical, Vocal | Label: CD Accord

An orchestral debut, one of numerous song cycles and finally a short yet massive vocalinstrumental work. Years spanning their dates of inception: twelve. Significantly greater span - between the dates of their premieres, interspersed by greater and lesser historical events, most notably the First World War and both Russian revolutions, along with a series of personal trials and reappraisals of the artist's spirituality, as well as bad luck and unfavourable circumstances. What - apart from the author - links these works? Seemingly very little, yet certain common threads can be found. Among them that each of the three works is linked to a degree with some kind of specific literary text. 'Some kind of' that is to say different in each instance. Songs of a Fairy Princess is a clear example of a 'musical setting'. Symphony No. 3 subtitled 'The Song of the Night', has at its core the text of a Persian mystic, yet is fundamentally an instrumental work capable of being performed without voices.

VA - Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Carnegie Deli (2016)

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VA - Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Carnegie Deli (2016)

VA - Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Carnegie Deli (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 315 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 MB
1:04:41 | Vocal, Soul | Label: Ace

A collection of sounds as big as the Chrysler, with the warmth of soft booth seating and the sweet melancholy of slightly peeling leatherette. Pancakes and coffee, maple syrup on the side, are the perfect accompaniment to this set from the golden Brill Building age of New York pop, compiled by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs.

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano - Liturgic Pappano (2024)

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Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano - Liturgic Pappano (2024)

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano - Liturgic Pappano (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,59 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 976 Mb | 07:03:46
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics

A powerful performance by Pappano, who is highly acclaimed for his wonderful performance expression even in religious music works. Rossini: Gloria Mass, Stabat Mater, Small Solemn Mass, Verdi: Requiem, four chants, etc., Britten: War Requiem, etc. 85 tracks / 7 hours recording. Recorded 2000-2021.

Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (Japan Special Edition) (2017)

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Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (Japan Special Edition) (2017)

Kelly Clarkson - Meaning Of Life (Japan Special Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 457 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 220 MB
51:41 | Contemporary R&B, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal | Label: Atlantic

Bonus Tracks: Tracks #15-16 contain 2 version of 'Love So Soft' remixes exclusive to Japan release. Housed in a transparent standard jewel case, with a 24-page booklet containing images, lyrics and liner notes in English, along with a 20-page accompanying B&W translated booklet in Japanese with lyrics and liner notes.

The Viadana Collective & Maximilien Brisson - Viadana: Sacri concentus (2024)

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The Viadana Collective & Maximilien Brisson - Viadana: Sacri concentus (2024)

The Viadana Collective & Maximilien Brisson - Viadana: Sacri concentus (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 348 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | 01:19:02
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Passacaille

In 1614, Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (1560– 1627) published his most important collection of monodies. A truly monumental contribution to the vocal solo repertoire, it comprises one hundred motets with basso continuo, twenty-five for each of the four main vocal registers. This collection survives today in only two copies of its 1615 German print with the title Centum sacri concentus ab una voce sola.

Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Quella Fiamma: Arie Antiche (2017)

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Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Quella Fiamma: Arie Antiche (2017)

Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55 - Quella Fiamma: Arie Antiche (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Erato | # 0190295765293 | Time: 01:13:20

The Arie Antiche compiled by Alessandro Parisotti are known to each and every student of classical singing. But with Quella fiamma, Nathalie Stutzmann and Orfeo 55 breathe new fire into this primer for the voice, performing these songs and arias with original orchestrations, as they would have been heard in their day. Before they were lessons, they were high art. This album is a selection of pieces from Arie antiche, a 19th Century collection of songs edited by Alessandro Parisotti to be a vocal primer. Though now more famous as the editor of Arie antiche, Parisotti was also a composer, and he managed to slip one of his own works into the book by attributing to Giovanni Pergolesi his song "Se tu m'ami". The collection was very much a part of the trend to rediscover old and forgotten works, and the popularity of the three-volume set has endured to this day. For this album the musicians of Orfeo 55 have worked painstakingly to source original scores and to edit the parts as necessary. While the instrumental works are not part of Parisotti’s primer, they provide brief musical interludes between the songs to enhance the overall listening experience and bring these works together into a coherent programme.

Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford, Jupiter - Antonio Vivaldi: Arias & Concertos (2019)

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Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford, Jupiter - Antonio Vivaldi: Arias & Concertos (2019)

Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford, Jupiter - Antonio Vivaldi: Arias & Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 372 Mb | Total time: 78:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | 550 | Recorded: 2019

"Brace yourself for some exquisitely dizzy spells, at the hand of Jupiter," the booklet notes here confidently proclaim. The simple album title Vivaldi is confident in its own way, and indeed, among all the thousands of Vivaldi releases on the market, this one by the chamber group Jupiter stands out. There are some exceptionally strong soloists, both vocal and instrumental. Sample Peter Whelan in the lovely slow movement of the Bassoon Concerto in G minor, RV 495, and there is mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre, who is not to all tastes but strongly to some.

VA - Aladdin (Special Edition Soundtrack) (1992/2004)

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VA - Aladdin (Special Edition Soundtrack) (1992/2004)

VA - Aladdin (Special Edition Soundtrack) (1992/2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 MB
56:52 | Soundtrack, Downtempo, Ballad, Vocal, Synth-pop | Label: Walt Disney Records

Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack for the 1992 Disney animated feature film, Aladdin. The album was released by Walt Disney Records on CD and cassette tape on October 27, 1992. The soundtrack was intertwined with demos, work tapes and unreleased masters, as well as original scores in 1994 in a four-disc box set entitled The Music Behind the Magic: The Musical Artistry of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice. A remastered reissue with altered lyrics and new artwork was released in 2001. A special edition reissue featuring two previously released demos and new artwork was released in 2004.

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

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VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)

VA - The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson & Armstead (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 260 MB
58:59 | Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Vocal, Ballad | Label: Kent

The songs of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson could occupy a whole Hall Of Fame to themselves. There can’t be any students of popular music who are not familiar with at least a few of their classics, be they their own hits like ‘Solid’ or those they wrote for Motown’s ‘A’ list artists, such as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’ for Marvin & Tammi and ‘Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)’ for Diana Ross.
These and many like them are as much a part of our lives as getting up in the morning. Less well known outside of connoisseur soul circles are the songs they wrote in the years immediately leading up to ‘Ain’t No Mountain’, with their original collaborator Joshie “Jo” Armstead. Between 1964 and 1967, the trio collaborated on a significant number of superior songs to provide hits for artists including Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin and scores more.