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Il Gardellino - Johann Gottlieb Graun & Carl Heinrich Graun: Concerti (2006)

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Il Gardellino - Johann Gottlieb Graun & Carl Heinrich Graun: Concerti (2006)

Il Gardellino - Johann Gottlieb Graun & Carl Heinrich Graun: Concerti (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 67:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC24166 | Recorded: 2005

Johann Gottlieb Graun and his slightly younger brother Carl Heinrich Graun both worked in the Berlin-based court of Frederick the Great, whose musical cabinet also included Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Superficially, the music of the Grauns can seem similar enough that in terms of attribution, their works are often confused, particularly when "Graun" is the only name provided on a given manuscript. Curiously, at least concerning the track listing, Accent does not try to identify which of the four concerti on their Graun: Concerti belong to Johann Gottlieb and which to Carl Heinrich. When one gets a little deeper into the notes, the truth is known – the first concerto, in A major for viola da gamba is by Johann Gottlieb, and the other three are the work of Carl Heinrich.

Jérôme Corréas, Les Paladins - Nicola Porpora: Leçons de Ténèbres (2008)

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Jérôme Corréas, Les Paladins - Nicola Porpora: Leçons de Ténèbres (2008)

Jérôme Corréas, Les Paladins - Nicola Porpora: Leçons de Ténèbres (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 66:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # ARN48690 | Recorded: 2004

A most famous composer in London at the time of Haendel and a great protagonist of the Ospedali musicali in Venice, Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686-1768) is nevertheless forgotten gloomily of our musical culture. To the rare discographic recordings dedicated to his music, we can add this one, conducted magnificently by Jérôme Correas. (…) Correas interpretation is sensitive, vivid and it stands like a mirror of Porpora's vocal vuirtuosity ; this exaggerated virtuosity is here a natural and vital component of the score, fostering an atmosphere of fervent mysticism (…) that arouse emotions.

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart, Schubert, R. Strauss, Mahler (2010)

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50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] -  Mozart, Schubert, R. Strauss, Mahler (2010)

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart, Schubert, R. Strauss, Mahler (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 684 Gb | Total time: 03:24:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9111 | Recorded: 1960-2009

The Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg has been the scene of countless memorable musical events - operas, concerts and recitals - for 50 years. Here is a unique chance to celebrate the glories of this distinguished era. In an exceptional collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, we have prepared a 25-CD box set - 5 complete operas, 10 concerts and 2 recitals - featuring many of the world's greatest artists, in recordings with classical status and others that are appearing on CD for the first time. Concerts (five out of ten are first-time releases): with Abbado, Bernstein, B hm, Boulez, Karajan, Levine, Mehta, Muti, Solti.

The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery, The Illyria Consort, Bojan Čičić - Adriatic Voyage (2021)

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The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery, The Illyria Consort, Bojan Čičić - Adriatic Voyage (2021)

The Marian Consort, Rory McCleery, The Illyria Consort, Bojan Čičić - Adriatic Voyage: Seventeenth-century music from Venice to Dalmatia (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 58:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian Records | # DCD34260 | Recorded: 2000

In March 1575, a party led by the Venetian diplomat Giacomo Soranzo set out on a mission to Constantinople. They sailed down the Istrian coast, along the length of present-day Croatia, and on to the Bay of Kotor. Much of the land they passed was the territory of the Serenissima – inhabited by both Italians and Slavs, and of strategic importance since it was exposed to constant Turkish threats from the Balkan hinterland.

L'Archibudelli, Roberta Invernizzi - Luigi Boccherini: Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op.42.1 & 42.2 (2003)

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L'Archibudelli, Roberta Invernizzi - Luigi Boccherini: Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op.42.1 & 42.2 (2003)

L'Archibudelli, Roberta Invernizzi - Luigi Boccherini: Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op.42.1 & 42.2 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 73:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # SK 89922 | Recorded: 2002

The ensemble L`Archibudelli and the cellist Anner Bylsma, together with the wonderful soprano Roberta Invernizzi, have once again recorded the exceptionally well-rehearsed Mass by Luigi Boccherini in a fantastic recording. Despite minimal use without choir and winds, the listener is captivated by the drama of each movement. Rberta Invernizzi brings out in a clear and fine voice every single twist of this interesting work and the string ensemble shines with powerful, gripping sound and wonderful slow movements. The Stabat Mater is supplemented by the String Quintet op. 42.

Jean-Marie Benjamin - Sacred Music (2022)

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Jean-Marie Benjamin - Sacred Music (2022)

Jean-Marie Benjamin - Sacred Music (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:52:34
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Aulicus Classics

French Nationality, born in Salon de Provence resides in Italy since 1974. Composer and director, plays the guitar, the piano and electronic keyboard. Author of numerous classical music, score film and pop music. Since 1966 he recorded 28 records.

The Marian Consort - Vicente Lusitano: Motets (2022)

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The Marian Consort - Vicente Lusitano: Motets (2022)

The Marian Consort - Vicente Lusitano: Motets (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 282 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:18
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Linn Records

Vicente Lusitano’s earliest biographer, writing two centuries after his death around 1561, omitted to mention that the composer’s mother was most likely a Black African enslaved by Portuguese colonialists. Choral ensemble The Marian Consort and its unflappable director, Rory McCleery, dive deep into the sacred motets of Lusitano’s Liber primus epigramatum, the first-ever publication of works by a Black composer. Their choice of 10 pieces reveals the striking breadth of invention, subtle textures and harmonies, and sheer beauty of his music, with each of those qualities present in full measure in the sublime Emendemus in melius (Track 7) and Sancta mater, istud agas (Track 9). There’s room, too, for the meandering melodies of Heu me, Domine (Track 6), with its startling chromatic lines, and Inviolata, integra et casta es (Track 10) for eight voices, a consummate magnum opus of Renaissance polyphony.

Siglo de Oro & Patrick Allies - The Mysterious Motet Book of 1539 (2022)

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Siglo de Oro & Patrick Allies - The Mysterious Motet Book of 1539 (2022)

Siglo de Oro & Patrick Allies - The Mysterious Motet Book of 1539 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 312 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:11
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Delphian Records

Premiere recording: In the late 1530s, Milanese composer Hermann Matthias Werrecore assembled a collection of sacred music and sent it across the Alps to the publisher Peter Schoeffer in Strasbourg. In making the journey from staunchly Catholic Milan to newly Protestant Strasbourg, the repertoire in question became cross-confessional. What was the purpose of publishing a motet book in a German imperial city where Latin choral singing no longer took place?

The Hilliard Ensemble - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum, Stanze sopra la Vergine (1994)

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The Hilliard Ensemble - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum, Stanze sopra la Vergine (1994)

The Hilliard Ensemble - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Canticum Canticorum, Stanze sopra la Vergine (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 390 Mb | Total time: 45:21+60:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 61168 2 | Recorded: 1986

Palestrina's settings from the Song of Songs are among his most rich and passionate work, with the erotic imagery of Solomon's words used as allegories for Christ and the Church, and they form a powerful, intense and very beautiful set of motets.

Christopher Gordon & Lisa Gerrard - Salem's Lot: Original Television Soundtrack (2004)

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Christopher Gordon & Lisa Gerrard - Salem's Lot: Original Television Soundtrack (2004)

Christopher Gordon & Lisa Gerrard - Salem's Lot: Original Television Soundtrack (2004)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 345 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varese Sarabande | # 302 066 586 2 | Time: 01:03:26

Scarcely three decades old, the enduring appeal of novelist Stephen King's horror oeuvre has already begun to foster remakes of the films and TV productions already based on his most popular works. This cable TV redux of King's 1975 tale of a small hamlet beset by vampires features an ominous, brooding orchestral and choral score that's a winning collaboration between newcomer Christopher Gordon and former Dead Can Dance mainstay cum film scorer Lisa Gerrard. The gothic seasoning she imparted to her previous collaborations with Hans Zimmer (most notably Gladiator) comes to the forefront on this score's haunting title aria (composed by Gerrard and partner Patrick Cassidy) and tracks like "Bloody Pirates" and "Free in Spirit." But it's the music of newcomer Gordon (Master and Commander) whose sheer scale and ambition belie the small screen format it was written for at nearly every turn.

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)

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Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)

Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata, Barbara Furtuna, Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky - Via Crucis (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 70:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 694577 | Recorded: 2009

2009 release from L'Arpeggiata, the French-based ensemble directed by Austrian-born harpist and lutenist Christina Pluhar. L'Arpeggiata has made a speciality of exploring and exploiting the close links between Baroque repertoire and the traditional music of the Latin world and its characteristic forms such as the tarantella, the folia or the canario. On Via Crucis, 'the way of the Cross', the focus is on the pervasive presence of religious feeling in Southern Europe. The Passion of Christ evokes the same fervour in composers such as Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679) or Tarquinio Merula (1594-1665) - both active in northern Italy – as it does in the streets of Naples or the villages of Corsica. The two main works in the collection are Sance's extraordinary Stabat Mater and Merula's Hor ch'e tempo di dormire, in which the Virgin Mary lulls her baby to sleep while weeping for his future suffering and both enthrall the listener with a basso ostinato and hypnotic swaying rhythms.

Enya - The Memory Of Trees (1995)

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Enya - The Memory Of Trees (1995)

Enya - The Memory Of Trees (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 213 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans ~ 166 Mb | 00:43:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Age, Celtic, Ambient | Reprise Records #9 46106-2

The Memory of Trees is the fourth studio album by the Irish singer, songwriter, and musician Enya, released on 20 November 1995 by WEA. After travelling worldwide to promote her previous album Shepherd Moons (1991), and contributing to film soundtracks, Enya took a short break before she started writing and recording a new album in 1993 with her longtime recording partners, arranger and producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. The album is Enya's first to be recorded entirely in Ireland, and covers themes that include Irish and Druid mythology, the idea of one's home, journeys, religion, dreams and love. Enya continues to display her sound of multi-tracked vocals with keyboards and elements of Celtic and new age music, though Enya does not consider her music to be in the latter genre. She sings in English, Irish, Latin and Spanish.

The Benedict XVI Choir, The Benedict XVI Orchestra & Richard Sparks - Frank La Rocca: Mass of the Americas (2022)

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The Benedict XVI Choir, The Benedict XVI Orchestra & Richard Sparks - Frank La Rocca: Mass of the Americas (2022)

The Benedict XVI Choir, The Benedict XVI Orchestra, Richard Sparks - Frank La Rocca: Mass of the Americas (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:50:44
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Cappella Romana

Frank La Rocca extends the genre of the festal Missa solemnis in his Mass of the Americas, a sublime setting of the Traditional Latin Mass for choir and orchestra. La Rocca weaves a rich tapestry with serene Gregorian chants, folk melodies from 18th-century regions of México, and florid praises in Nahuatl, the language spoken by Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego in 1531. Cultures past and present are joined musically as a witness to faith, hope, and reconciliation in this masterpiece of liturgical art.

Vokalensemblen Sundbyberg & Rikard Lindberg Karlsson - Et in terra (2022)

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Vokalensemblen Sundbyberg & Rikard Lindberg Karlsson - Et in terra (2022)

Vokalensemblen Sundbyberg & Rikard Lindberg Karlsson - Et in terra (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 203 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | 00:55:45
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

2022 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). He wrote his Mass in G minor (Curwen edition) after the First World War, at the same time as his Pastoral Symphony. Some believe that it is a way for Vaughan Williams to heal the world to write this beautiful music. Vokalensemblen Sundbyberg presents this new release pairing an internationally renowned composer's large a cappella work with the finest contemporary Swedish a cappella music. Vokalensemblen Sundbyberg (the Sundbyberg Vocal Ensemble) consists of music graduates, choral conductors and experienced choral singers. Central to it's music-making are the importance of breathing, good intonation and passion. The choir aims to promote the development of newly written Swedish choral music for the church by means of commissions and collaborations with composers, and also to increase people's familiarity with lesser-known works, not least those by Swedish composers.

Jochen Kowalski - Sings Arias: Bach, Handel, Graun, Agricola, Pergolesi, Telemann (2009)

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Jochen Kowalski - Sings Arias: Bach, Handel, Graun, Agricola, Pergolesi, Telemann (2009)

Jochen Kowalski - Sings Arias: Bach, Handel, Graun, Agricola, Pergolesi, Telemann (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 59:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0184762BC | Recorded: 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995

Jochen Kowalski is one of the most charismatic and successful male altos of our time and has built up an unusually and wide-ranging and extensive repertoire. It is the dramatic quality of his voice which makes it special.