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Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Johann Grabbe: Madrigals & Instrumental Works (2012)

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Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Johann Grabbe: Madrigals & Instrumental Works (2012)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Johann Grabbe: Madrigals & Instrumental Works (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:34 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: CPO | Catalog: cpo777662-2

Comparable to Heinrich Schütz as a composer but not as well known, Grabbe is regarded as an important mediator of Italian vocal artistry in the north-western region of Germany. Since he was influenced by Franco-Flemish polyphony and the English compositional style, he embodied the leading musical trends of his time. This release continues CPO's new series in musicians and music of the Weser-Rennaisance in northern Germany.

L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - All'Improviso: Ciaccone, Bergamasche, & Un Po' Di Follie... (2004)

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L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - All'Improviso: Ciaccone, Bergamasche, & Un Po' Di Follie... (2004)

L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - All'Improviso: Ciaccone, Bergamasche, & Un Po' Di Follie… (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:03 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha | Catalog: 512

L'Arpeggiata's previous recordings have blended popular or folk-inspired elements with music of the Baroque in striking and imaginative ways. 'All'Improviso' takes this melting-pot approach even further, combining the Baroque ostinato bass with improvisatory techniques from both the historically aware stream of 21st-century music-making and of jazz through the participation of the clarinettist Gianluigi Trovesi.

London Concertante - A Night at the Opera (2024)

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London Concertante - A Night at the Opera (2024)

London Concertante - A Night at the Opera (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 263 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:05:45
Classical, Opera | Label: CMG Records

London Concertante presents a sensational evening at the opera with an array of the finest opera arias and overtures, performing works from Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and Mozart. Enjoy some of the best from Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Così fan tutte and so much more.

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Masters of Imitation (2024)

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The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Masters of Imitation (2024)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Masters of Imitation (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 269 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:35
Classical, Choral | Label: Coro

Imitation is the ultimate compliment. To take inspiration from someone else’s work, to borrow and rework it to form another piece…what could be more flattering? This technique, known as ‘parody’, was hugely popular in late 16th-century Europe and Orlande de Lassus was one of its most famous advocates. The Sixteen’s programme showcases the master of parody at work and also features a new commission from the extraordinarily inventive composer Bob Chilcott parodying one of Lassus’ finest secular madrigals.

Michael Spyres, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - In the Shadows (2024)

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Michael Spyres, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - In the Shadows (2024)

Michael Spyres, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - In the Shadows (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 196 Mb | 01:24:50
Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics, Erato Records

Michael Spyres is a singer who challenges and reshapes perceptions – as his albums BariTenor and Contra-Tenor have shown. Now, preparing for his debut at the Bayreuth Festival in Summer 2024, he searches In the Shadows to reveal more about Wagner and the origins of his music dramas. “Wagner evokes a varying spectrum of emotions – awe, ecstasy, even trepidation,” explains Spyres. “This album endeavours to illuminate the composers who languish in the shadows, who formed the foundation of Wagner’s compositions and sculpted the framework of vocal writing for the Wagnerian tenor.” In the Shadows culminates with three arias by Wagner – from Lohengrin and the lesser-known Die Feen and Rienzi. Preceding them are early-19th-century arias by composers of the French, German and Italian schools: Méhul, Beethoven, Rossini, Meyerbeer, Weber, Auber, Spontini, Bellini and Marschner. Spyres’s distinguished companions in his exploration are the players of Les Talens Lyriques and their conductor Christophe Rousset.

Elam Rotem, Profeti della Quinta - Amor, Fortuna et Morte (2019)

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Elam Rotem, Profeti della Quinta - Amor, Fortuna et Morte (2019)

Elam Rotem, Profeti della Quinta - Amor, Fortuna et Morte (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 64:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # PC 1039 | Recorded: 2018

The vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta was founded in the Galilee region of Israel by the bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem and is based in Basel, Switzerland, where its members undertook further studies of early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The ensemble focuses on the vocal repertoire of the 16th and early 17th Centuries. From its core of five male singers, the ensemble collaborates regularly with instrumentalists and additional singers.

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Gesù al Calvario (2001)

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Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Gesù al Calvario (2001)

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Gesù al Calvario (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 499 Mb | Total time: 110:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 10 887 | Recorded: 1999

In an age of artistic conformity, Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) had a refreshingly individual voice. In his own time he was described as 'a reserved, bigoted Catholic, but also a respectable, quiet, unassuming man, deserving of the greatest respect'. His music earned Bach's respect for its serious contrapuntal procedures; today's listeners, though, are more immediately charmed by Zelenka's quirky turns of phrase and flashes of original genius. There are plenty of these in the Passion oratorio Gesù al Calvario (1735), one of the composer's three late oratorios.

Kathleen Battle, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel: Arias (2024)

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Kathleen Battle, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel: Arias (2024)

Kathleen Battle, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Handel: Arias (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 222 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | 00:58:52
Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics

For this wonderful recital finally making is digital debut, Kathleen Battle made a beautiful selection of Handel arias excerpted from its most famous operas (Alcina, Giulio Cesare in Egitto), oratorios (Solomon, Messiah) and masques (Acis and Galatea). It is witfully accompanied by Neville Marriner’s Academy, who provides an ideal backdrop in which Battle’s voice can express all its charm and virtuosity. This album is definitely a highlight of our Neville Marriner centenary retrospective!

Jacqueline Nicolas, Alain Aubin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Diana & Endimione, Ero & Leandro, Correa nel sen amato (1990)

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Jacqueline Nicolas, Alain Aubin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Diana & Endimione, Ero & Leandro, Correa nel sen amato (1990)

Jacqueline Nicolas, Alain Aubin - Alessandro Scarlatti: Diana & Endimione, Ero & Leandro, Correa nel sen amato (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 68:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | # PV790013 | Recorded: 1989

The works presented on this dise are by the young Scarlatti, freshly appointed master of thé Chapel Royal in Naples (1684). Despite an occasional use of the da capo, the form is extremely free, more often obeying theatrical instinct than more musical convention. With the présence of ritornelli and with its declamatory recitatives reminiscent of Monteverdi and Legrenzi, the writing testifies to an evident relationship with the Venetian style. The mostly monosyllabic arias occasionally give way to vocalises not in any spirit of virtuosity, but in order to develop an expressive idea. The words here take centre stage ; the broad and dramatic melodie lines call to mind the reforms of Gluck as well as Italian verismo. Apparent here are signs ofan inspirational vein which reappears throughout musical history, complying with a cycle which oscillates between the stylish and the genuine.

CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea - Altro Che Nuovo Nuovo (Live) (2024)

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CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea - Altro Che Nuovo Nuovo (Live) (2024)

CCCP Fedeli Alla Linea - Altro Che Nuovo Nuovo (Live) (2024) (Hi-Res)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 MB
57:30 | Punk Rock, Post-punk, Art Rock | Label: Universal Music Italia srL.

La coda del 2023 è stata tutta dei CCCP. La grande mostra a Reggio Emilia, da ottobre e ora fino a marzo. Inaugurata con un “gran galà punkettone” con dentro Daria Bignardi e Andrea – da tempo non più “Rui”, né impegnato a “scrivere divagazioni sott’acido” – Scanzi. Ma che ha regalato momenti intensi, anche solenni, come una Annarella solo voce di lui (Ferretti), presenza scenica di lei (lei) e chitarra acustica dell’altro (Zamboni).

VA - Vivaldi: Masterpieces (2024)

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VA - Vivaldi: Masterpieces (2024)

VA - Vivaldi: Masterpieces (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 446 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 240 MB
1:25:02 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

The creator of hundreds of spirited, extroverted instrumental works, Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi is widely recognized as the master of the Baroque instrumental concerto, which he perfected and popularized more than any of his contemporaries. Vivaldi's kinetic rhythms, fluid melodies, bright instrumental effects, and extensions of instrumental technique make his some of the most enjoyable of Baroque music. He was highly influential among his contemporaries and successors: even as esteemed a figure as Johann Sebastian Bach adapted some of Vivaldi's music. Vivaldi's variable textures and dramatic effects initiated the shift toward what became the Classical style; a deeper understanding of his music begins with the realization that, compared with Bach and even Handel, he was Baroque music's arch progressive.

Marie Lys, Andrea Buccarella, Abchordis Ensemble - Amate Stelle: Arias for Anna Maria Strada (2023)

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Marie Lys, Andrea Buccarella, Abchordis Ensemble - Amate Stelle: Arias for Anna Maria Strada (2023)

Marie Lys, Andrea Buccarella, Abchordis Ensemble - Amate Stelle: Arias for Anna Maria Strada (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 409 Mb | Total time: 75:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 923536 | Recorded: 2019

The young Swiss soprano Marie Lys was pleasantly surprised to discover that many of the roles she has sung in George Frideric Handel’s works in recent years were written for the spectacularly virtuoso soprano Anna Maria Strada, Handel’s prima donna in the London of the 1730s. Accompanied by the Abchordis Ensemble and Andrea Buccarella, the group’s conductor and harpsichordist, Marie Lys decided to dedicate her first solo CD on Glossa to “La Stradina”, with an in-depth study of Anna Maria’s life on stage and the extraordinary vocal skills her roles demanded.

Lotte Bovi & l'Ora Blù - Vibrant Venice (2024)

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Lotte Bovi & l'Ora Blù - Vibrant Venice (2024)

Lotte Bovi & l'Ora Blù - Vibrant Venice (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:44:09
Classical, Vocal | Label: TRPTK

Venice, during the time of Vivaldi, Jommelli, and Porpora, was a city pulsating with musicality: everyone made music, lived from opera to opera, the baker delivered his bread singing, people spontaneously sang songs on the streets. In short, Venice was a bustling city, vibrating with the most beautiful tones and harmonies, produced by its residents and composers.

Magnificat & Philip Cave - Lassus: The Alchemist (Vol. 1) (2024)

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Magnificat & Philip Cave - Lassus: The Alchemist (Vol. 1) (2024)

Magnificat & Philip Cave - Lassus: The Alchemist (Vol. 1) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 711 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 364 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:37:25
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Linn Records

Under the direction of Philip Cave, Magnificat embarks on a three-volume journey exploring the ingenuity of Orlandus Lassus. In this rich collection of Magnificats based on polyphonic models, Lassus - 'The Alchemist' - demonstrates an unsurpassed ability to reimagine existing material in the creation of his own works. This first volume of the series presents Lassus's Magnificats based on madrigals, featuring models by Philippe Verdelot, Cipriano de Rore, and Alessandro Striggio among others. The second album will comprise Lassus's canticles based on motets, and the third will conclude with those inspired by chansons. In celebrating Lassus as 'The Alchemist', Magnificat reveals the creative process and skill he employed in re-working the original music and illuminates a significant repertory that is underrepresented in contemporary liturgical or concert settings.

VA - The Ultimate Italian Disco Funk Collection Volume 1-2 (Remastered) (2006-2007)

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VA - The Ultimate Italian Disco Funk Collection Volume 1-2 (Remastered) (2006-2007)

VA - The Ultimate Italian Disco Funk Collection Volume 1-2 (Remastered) (2006-2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - MP3 CBR 320 kbps -
2:30:59 | Disco, Funk | Label: PTG Records

At PTG Records we noticed that there are several really searched disco funk 12 inches from Italy which have not been released on CD yet. This project made us very enthusiastic, and therefore we started to release this first volume of our new compilation series! Just a selection of a couple of tracks of this compilation: What to think of “The Armed Gang”. The original album is hard to find, but this 12 inch “Love Shot” (not on the album) released on Musix is even more rare. In the track “Trance – Hang on it” you can easily recognize the great vocals of Orlando Johnson (of which we also released the album “Turn the music on”). Other great tracks are “George Aaron – Silly reason” and the heavily searched “Korja – My mind” and “Metropole – Miss Manhattan”.