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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pietà in Venice in the 18th century (2014)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pietà in Venice in the 18th century (2014)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Il Diario di Chiara: Music from La Pietà in Venice in the 18th century (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 419 Mb | Total time: 72:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 923401 | Recorded: 2013

Abandoned at the age of two months and taken in by the Ospedale della Pietà, Chiara (or Chiaretta) rose – within that enclosed charitable institution in Venice – to become one of the leading European violinists of the middle of the 18th century. No stranger to such acclaim himself from two and a half centuries later, Fabio Biondi, on his first release for Glossa, has devised a programme drawing on the personal diary of this remarkable musician – taught by Antonio Vivaldi, and later a virtuoso soloist on the violin as well as the viola d’amore – of concertos and sinfonias by composers who, like the prete rosso, taught at the Pietà: Porta, Porpora, Martinelli, Latilla, Perotti and Bernasconi are all musicians whose compositions charm and delight as much today as they will have done in the time of Chiara.

Florian Chaigne - Blooming (2016) {Aut} **[RE-UP]**

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Florian Chaigne - Blooming (2016) {Aut} **[RE-UP]**

Florian Chaigne - Blooming (2016) {Aut}
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MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 121 mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz, experimental jazz

French drummer Florian Chaigne is behind the 2016 album Blooming. This was released by the Aut label on 24 October, 2016.

Cotton Mather - Death Of The Cool (2016) {The Star Apple Kingdom} **[RE-UP]**

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Cotton Mather - Death Of The Cool (2016) {The Star Apple Kingdom} **[RE-UP]**

Cotton Mather - Death Of The Cool (2016) {The Star Apple Kingdom}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 278 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 99 mb
Genre: indie rock

Cotton Mather is the artist behind Death Of The Cool. This is an album released by The Star Apple Kingdom on 29 July, 2016.

Laura Farabollini, Chiara Minali - Benedetto Marcello: Complete Sonatas for Organ and Harpsichord (2018)

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Laura Farabollini, Chiara Minali - Benedetto Marcello: Complete Sonatas for Organ and Harpsichord (2018)

Laura Farabollini, Chiara Minali - Benedetto Marcello: Complete Sonatas for Organ and Harpsichord (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.06 Gb | Total time: 180:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95277 | Recorded: 2017, 2018

The epitome of a Renaissance man, Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) won success and acclaim as a poet, writer, musician, lawyer, judge, administrator and philologist. Though his keyboard sonatas have appeared on several recorded collections of the Italian Baroque, they have rarely been presented in a comprehensive manner. In doing so, this album celebrates the personal even idiosyncratic style of a composer whose technical accomplishment facilitates rather than stifling his creative voice. The 12 Sonatas were later published as Op.3. They date from early in Marcellos career, and are mostly cast in three and four brief movements, though the first and last of them, in D minor and C minor respectively, feature more extended forms.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Bellérophon (2011)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Bellérophon (2011)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Bellérophon (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 814 Mb | Total time: 133:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | AP015 | Recorded: 2010

The musical world owes a debt of gratitude to French conductor Christophe Rousset not only for the vital, exquisite performances he delivers with the ensembles Les Talens Lyriques and Choeur de Chambre de Namur, but for his work in bringing to light neglected masterpieces of Baroque opera. Lully's Bellérophon, premiered in 1679, was a huge success in its time, with an initial run of nine months. Part of its popularity was doubtless due to the parallels that could be drawn between its plot and certain recent exploits of Louis XV, but even the earliest critics recognized the score's uniqueness and exceptional quality within Lully's oeuvre, so it's perhaps surprising that it has never been recorded before.

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #36: Knockout (2003) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #36: Knockout (2003) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #36: Knockout (2003) {Greensleeves}
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Genre: reggae, dancehall

This is the 36th installment in Greensleeves Records' series of different rhythms, or what is called a a riddim. This is the Knockout riddim created by Mark Hudson & Marvin Williams, and this collection features different Knockout's by Tanya Stephens, Capleton, Beenie Man, Wayne Marshall, Vybz Kartel and many more. This was released in 2003.

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #33: Mad Ants (2002) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #33: Mad Ants (2002) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #33: Mad Ants (2002) {Greensleeves}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 441 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 154 mb
Genre: reggae, dancehall

This is the 33rd installment in Greensleeves Records' series of different rhythms, or what is called a a riddim. This is the Mad Ants riddim created by Vybz Cartel, Mad Cobra, Elephant Man, Capleton, Sizzla, Beenie Man and many more. This was released in 2002.

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #30: Bollywood (2002) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #30: Bollywood (2002) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #30: Bollywood (2002 {Greensleeves}
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MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 144 mb
Genre: reggae, dancehall

This is the 30th installment in Greensleeves Records' series of different rhythms, or what is called a a riddim. This is the Bollywood riddim created by Bryon Murray & Clifford Smith. These are twenty different official versions of Bollywood, including versions done by Sizzla, Capleton, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Tanya Stephens and many more.

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #27: Diwali (2002) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #27: Diwali (2002) {Greensleeves} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Greensleeves Rhythm Album #27: Diwali (2002) {Greensleeves}
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MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 143 mb
Genre: reggae, dancehall

This is the 27th installment in Greensleeves Records' series of different rhythms, or what is called a a riddim. This is the Diwali ridden that was made famous by Sean Paul. These are twenty different official versions of Diwali created by Steven "Lenky" Marsden. This includes versions of riddim done by Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Anthony B, Mega Banton, T.O.K., Zumjay and many more.

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2020)

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2020)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 214 Mb | Total time: 43:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | SIGCD648 | Recorded: 2019

In the 2019/20 season Santtu-Matias Rouvali continued as Chief Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony and as Principal Conductor Designate of the Philharmonia Orchestra, where he succeeds Esa-Pekka Salonen as Principal Conductor in 2021/22. Alongside these posts he retains his longstanding position as Chief Conductor with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, close to his home in Finland. His international profile continues to flourish.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Henry Desmarest: Vénus & Adonis (2007)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Henry Desmarest: Vénus & Adonis (2007)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Henry Desmarest: Vénus & Adonis (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 769 Mb | Total time: 132:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | AM 127 | Recorded: 2006

Another French baroque opera composer, Henry Desmarest, resurfaces after centuries of obscurity. Vénus & Adonis, first seen in 1697 in Paris, was composed in the midst of a scandal, when Desmarest eloped with a young singer who was the daughter of a powerful official. In his absence, he was sentenced to death and thus effectively exiled until his pardon in 1720. The opera’s theme of illicit love seems to have fired Desmarest’s imagination, and the stylish cast, headed by Karine Deshayes and Sébastien Droy, responds in kind. One senses, too, rare involvement in the playing of Les Talens Lyriques. More Desmarest operas await.

Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0005804-02 GH2 | Time: 01:30:31

Pollini's traversal of Chopin's 19 Nocturnes (he leaves out the pair of posthumous ones) is one of his finest recordings in years. His long-lined yet detailed performances are comparable to the very different ones that have long stood at the pinnacle of recorded sets. Not as serene as Artur Rubinstein's, not as philosophical as Claudio Arrau's, nor as warm as Ivan Moravec's, Pollini's interpretations have their own allure. One is the way he shapes the melodies with a natural flow enhanced by his tonal beauty, less lean and streamlined than his usual way with Romantic music.

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)

Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 752 Mb | Total time: 67:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 7080 | Recorded: 2020

Thanks to this tenth recording by Accademia Bizantina in the central core of the Vivaldi Edition, Il Tamerlano can now take its justly earned place in the Vivaldi catalogue, helping to renew the name and reputation of Timur, the Tartar emperor whose memory was later overshadowed by the Ottoman sultan. Vivaldi's opera was first performed during the Venice Carnival of 1735, and resurrected in 2005 under the title Bajazet. Here, under the musical direction of Ottavio Dantone, we have a sextet of dramatically engaged virtuoso soloists, and an orchestra that is perfectly aware of Vivaldi's musical dialectic. All the soloists are superbly well equipped to deal with the Red Priest's acrobatic and inventive writing here seen in the context of several of his contemporaries.

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

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Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 77:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 393 | Recorded: 2017

Soprano Barbara Hannigan has become something of a cult favorite with her deep dives into specific and unusual repertories. Her self-presentation in concert is unorthodox and marked by full-scale efforts to communicate the essence of the music at hand, in works ranging from Berio to Gershwin. So it is with this set of songs from the decade and a half on either side of 1900 in Vienna. The enjoyment begins with the physically passionate cover, an example of her way of personifying the music's spirit. Hannigan's is an utterly distinctive voice, edgy and coruscating, and she knows how to tone down her considerable virtuosic powers to the dimensions of the music, such as that here, intended for small rooms.

Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)

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Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)

Elizabeth Kenny, Steven Devine, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 69:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 0757 | Recorded: 2009

Chandos’ featured release is a new recording of the first English operatic masterpiece, Purcell’s tragedy Dido and Aeneas. Starring Sarah Connolly, Gerald Finley, with the Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment, it is released to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Purcell’s birth.