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Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 29, 2016
Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)

Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:05 | 136 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monteverdi was a pioneer of the musical style we now call Baroque, but the Mass on this record is in classic Renaissance style and the music might have been written in the 1500s rather than the 1600s.
The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:30 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66358

Hearing or performing music comes closest in the range of human activity to a visceral connection to the past. As long as we have notation and knowledge of how to interpret it, we can effectively experience something like our ancestors did when they sang the same music. Of course, our 20th-century sensibilities and knowledge–or lack thereof–prevent us from sharing identical responses, but as with the music on this disc, when we hear it we are in some way transported to another place. We know a completely different sound world from our own; we know that the accepted order of certain things was different. And we also know that in many ways people haven't changed. Machaut's music conveys a spirituality–both joyful and contemplative–that's as true in its impact as it must have been 600 years ago, a point made ever so clearly by these especially vibrant and vital performances.

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 497 MB | 01:11:56
Classical, Folk, World | Label: Masterworks | Release Year: 2016

The new album from Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape. Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy®-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and its founding member and guiding light, Yo-Yo Ma. The album features special guest performers Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abagail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award®-winning jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell and more.
Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004)

Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:11 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical, Cantata, Opera | Label: Caprice Records | Catalog: 21734

That's right, King! in Swedish, "Kong" rather than "Drottning"! Christina (1626-1689) was the only surviving child of Sweden's greatest monarch Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, who raised her to rule as a king and whose ministers executed his will by crowning the six-year-old girl King! Christina ruled under a regency until age 18, and then personally and earnestly over some eight years until her abdication in 1654. Her involvement in Swedish affair didn't terminate with her abdication, however. She returned to Sweden several times, on the last of which she might well have resumed her throne but for her whimsical conversion to Catholicism. She also drew her wealth, in her initial years in Italy, from vast estates in Sweden.
ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 366 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ACRONYM / New Focus Recordings | FCR906
Classical / Baroque / Early Music / Chamber Music

In seventeenth-century Germany, a Wunderkammer (typically translated as “Cabinet of Curiosities”) was a type of private museum collection in the home of an aristocrat. Always in search of the most fascinating music from this era, ACRONYM has unearthed a large number of previously unrecorded manuscript sonatas written by long-forgotten composers. Some of these pieces contain harmonic eccentricities, rhythmic or metric irregularities, or structural curiosities. This disc includes ten such works, ACRONYM's own musical Wunderkammer. The composers are Samuel Capricornus, Adam Drese, Johann Philipp Krieger, Andreas Oswald, Antonio Bertali, Daniel Eberlin, Philipp Jakob Rittler, Georg Piscator, Alessandro Poglietti, and Clemens Thieme.
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.
Darius Milhaud - Ensemble Villa Musica - Kammersymphonien No.1-6 (1992, MDG # L 3449) [RE-UP]

Darius Milhaud - Ensemble Villa Musica - Kammer-Symphonien No. 1-6 / Suite D'Après Corrette / Les Rêves De Jacob
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG # L 3449 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

Milhaud’s six little symphonies are brief, lighthearted experiments in sound combinations, and they are also very charming. These performances are delightful … precise, spirited, brilliant …
I don’t see how anyone could go wrong with these performances, which MDG captures in bright, characterful sound.
Ensemble Wien-Berlin - 20th Century Wind Quintets (1991, Sony Classical # SK 48502) [RE-UP]

Ensemble Wien-Berlin - 20th Century Wind Music
Music by Francaix / Barber / Berio / Eder / Ligeti
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 224 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SK 48502 | Country/Year: US 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

Christian Wallumrd Ensemble - Kurzsam and Fulger (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 14, 2016
Christian Wallumrd Ensemble - Kurzsam and Fulger (2016)

Christian Wallumrd Ensemble - Kurzsam and Fulger (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 38:25 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Hubro

The celebrated Norwegian composer, pianist and bandleader follows his three previous Hubro releases (the solo 'Pianokammer', the duo LP 'Brutter', and a collaboration with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, 'Untitled Arpeggios and Pulses') with an album for his principal performing group, the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble.

Ensemble Du Verre - Rooms (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at Nov. 9, 2016
Ensemble Du Verre - Rooms (2016)

Ensemble Du Verre - Rooms (2016)
Label: Batterie | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:37 min | 112 mb
Electronic, Downtempo, Soul Jazz, Future Jazz

With his seventh album since he started his „Ensemble Du Verre“ in 2003, producer and multi instrumentalist Sönke Düwer is presenting his latest production „Rooms“. An album with a new musical direction, yet quite typical E.D.V. , coherent, floating and featuring beautiful methaphorical lyrics, enhancing E.D.V.’s stilistic and sonic spectrum. Next to three instrumental pieces, six vocal tracks can be heard on „Rooms“.