French Sacred Music For Soprano And Organ

Florilegium, Thomas - Vivaldi: Sacred Works for Soprano and Concertos (2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Florilegium, Elin Manahan Thomas - Vivaldi: Sacred Works for Soprano and Concertos (2011)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.91GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Channel Classics

This very attractive release from Channel Classics features the terrific British period instrument ensemble Florilegium in performances of three Vivaldi concertos and two sacred vocal works. The group plays without a conductor and the players' shapely unanimity of phrasing and nuanced expressiveness give the performances the character of chamber music. It sidesteps the metric squareness that can plague performances of Vivaldi and let the music breathe and surge organically. The strings have the slight tartness of Baroque instruments and the overall sound of the orchestra has an appealing burnished sheen. This is relatively obscure repertoire and includes a flute concerto that was only discovered in 2010 and is recorded here for the first time, played beautifully by Ashley Solomon, the artistic director of Florilegium.
Falcioni, Saunders, Justin, Leech - Durufle: Complete Music For Choir And Organ (2013)

Falcioni, Saunders, Justin, Leech - Durufle: Complete Music For Choir And Organ (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 452 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 9264

This set contains the essential Duruflé, the complete works written for liturgical use, for choir and organ. Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986) left a small but highly refined oeuvre, in which the influence of his Catholic faith is omnipresent: a mystical, incense?scented atmosphere of a stained?glass illuminated chapel…
Alison Balsom & Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

Alison Balsom & Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ
Works by J.S. Bach, H. Purcell, O. Messiaen & others
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 222 MB | Full Artwork: 55 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI Classics "Debut" # 7243 5 75683 2 6 | Country/Year: Europe 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Contemporary, Trumpet, Organ

"The EMI Debut series has now been successful in drawing a number of exceptionally promising young artists to public attention, amongst them Thomas Adès and, more recently (and currently particularly newsworthy) the bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu, hailed by some as the next Bryn Terfel and having just picked up a Gramophone award for best debut disc. (…) Alison Balsom is a player we are likely to hear considerably more from in the coming years and this debut disc will do much to galvanise her already growing reputation." ~musicweb-international
Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)

Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 228 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 14 | Time: 54:43 min

Who was Jules Mouquet (1867-1946)? Born in Paris, he studied at the conservatoire; won the prestigious Prix de Rome which eluded Berlioz three times; became a teacher there, and doubtless a figure stirring impatience in the enfants terribles who crowded round Erik Satie in the 1920s, figures such as Poulenc and Milhaud, who would have seen in Mouquet the embodiment of the cultural conservatism and refined craftsmanship from which they rebelled.
Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012) [24/44]

Christian Immler, Clematis, Leonardo García-Alarcón - Bach - Böhm: Music for Weddings and other Festivities (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:56 minutes | 626 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Let us once more immerse ourselves in the musical life of Eisenach as it was at the end of the 1670s. One Sunday afternoon, after having played for the services in their respective churches, the cousins Johann Ambrosius Bach and Johann Christoph Bach were sitting in a Bierstube, each with a mug of beer and a meerschaum pipe. A moment of relaxation, with word games, laughter and a discussion about Johann Christoph’s coming marriage.
Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)

Sara Ligas & Luca Nurchis - Mouquet: Complete Music for Flute and Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:54:49 | 135 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

Jules Mouquet (1867‐1946) was born in Paris and studied composition at that city’s Conservatoire with Theodore Dubois. A winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome he became Professor at the Paris Conservatoire, and established himself as a key figure in the French cultural elite, a composer, teacher and author, writing prefaces and notes for works by prominent authors, including Rimbaud, Flaubert and Baudelaire. This new recording presents Mouquet’s complete works for flute and piano. Their titles (La Flûte de Pan, Danse Grecque, Eglogue, Berceuse, Divertissement Grec) already hint at the character of the music: evocative, scenic, often using modal scales and generally influenced by the warm, sensual and sweetly‐romantic language of the young Debussy.
Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien - Karol Szymanowski: The Complete Music for Violin and Piano (2009)

Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien - Karol Szymanowski: The Complete Music for Violin and Piano (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:34 | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 67703

This disc contains some of Szymanowski’s most overtly sensual and vividly gestural music; his lush, exotic textures intensified and crystallized in miniature. From the early Violin Sonata in D minor onwards, evidence of the composer’s unusual brilliance in writing for solo violin is paramount. The Romance in D major Op 23 (1910), first performed in Warsaw in April 1913, already reveals a considerable advance towards the exotic, strangely inward exaltation of mature works. In the extraordinary Mythes (1915).
Gianpaolo Mazzoli & Sandra Pastrana - Boccherini: Arie accademiche for Soprano and Orchestra (2017)

Gianpaolo Mazzoli & Sandra Pastrana - Boccherini: Arie accademiche for Soprano and Orchestra
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:15 min | 324 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Luigi Boccherini is considered to be one of the most prolific composers of chamber music. The high quality of his dramatic output is shown in his moving Stabat Mater and in 15 Concert Arias, for soprano and orchestra.
Macarena Martínez & Juan Escalera - Turina: Complete Music for Violin and Piano (2017)

Macarena Martínez & Juan Escalera - Turina: Complete Music for Violin and Piano (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 374 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 16 | Time: 87:34 min

The violin sonatas of Joaquin Turina have in recent years attracted the attention of violinists looking for attractive Spanish repertoire beyond Sarasate, but this complete survey is unrivalled on disc. The real discovery for many listeners will be Turina’s Op.28, El Poema de una sanluqueña (Poem of a Sanlúcar Girl).
Gabriel Faure - Complete Chamber Music For Strings And Piano (2011) (5CD Box Set)

Gabriel Fauré - Complete Chamber Music For Strings And Piano (2011) (5CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (*.png, 300dpi) | 1.41 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 774 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Virgin Classics / 5099907087523

Virgin Classics assembled an all-star team of chamber musicians to put together this five-disc set of Gabriel Fauré's complete music for strings and piano. Only the String Quartet, Op. 121, by the Quatuor Ebène, was previously released. Fauré's chamber music - with the exception of a couple of short works for cello and piano - isn't as well known outside of France as that of Debussy and Ravel, although the two piano quartets are widely admired.