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
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.
Duo Perfetto - Kapustin: Complete Music for Cello and Piano (2017)

Duo Perfetto - Kapustin: Complete Music for Cello and Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 51:59 min | 221 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Born in the Ukraine in 1937, Nikolai Kapustin has written over 160 works, most of them involving the piano of which he is himself a skilled performer. Though his music has been associated with the ‘Third Stream’ that brings together jazz and classical idioms (a term first coined by the American musician and polymath Gunther Schuller), Kapustin rejects the term for himself: ‘the classical part is more important. The jazz style is there to give colour – I don’t like jazz ‘forms’… which is why I've adopted those from classical music.’
Ambra Piano Trio & Swiss Music Ensemble "New Wave" - Orazio Sciortino: Chamber Music for Piano and Strings (2017)

Trio Lirico & Detlev Eisinger - Reger: Complete String Trios & Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 133
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:15 min | 220 MB
Label: Claves Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

The works presented in this recording were composed between 2012 and 2013, and propose a combination of piano and strings, from cello duo to trio, quartet and quintet. Although not thought out as a cycle, these works were created simultaneously, at a time when I needed to reinforce my language while maintaining a rigorous but distant approach of a sort of aesthetic apriori declaration, musical conditioning or model, in an attempt to seek a voice, a stylistic identity of my own. The presence of the piano enabled me to override a kind of timidity that I had felt up until then towards pianistic writing.
Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: The Music for Cello and Piano (1989)

Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven: The Music for Cello and Piano (1989)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:13:57 | 621 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 453 013-2

Before anything else is said, it has to be admitted that the 1963 recording with Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter is beyond all argument the greatest set of Beethoven's cello sonatas ever recorded. Nevertheless, for the single best recording of Beethoven's cello sonata, it should be this 1965 recording by Pierre Fournier and Wilhelm Kempff. Because while Rostropovich and Richter are the greater virtuosos, their virtuosity is also inevitably the prism through which Beethoven's music radiates and his music is colored by their virtuosity.
Anthony Phillips - Ahead Of The Field (Music For TV And Film) (1985) [Reissue 2010]

Anthony Phillips - Ahead Of The Field (Music For TV And Film) (1985) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 215 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 77 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Voiceprint (VP514CD)

In the autumn of 1984 Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) was commissioned by music publishers De Wolfe to write and record an album of library music for use on TV and Film. In marked contrast to the solo 12-string pieces he was working on at the same time for Twelve, the library project had a number of requirements in the initial brief, one of the key ones being the use of then-contemporary electronic drum and synthesiser sounds…
Kevin Moll, Schola Discantus - French Sacred Music of the 14th Century, Vol. 1 (1994)

Kevin Moll, Schola Discantus - French Sacred Music of the 14th Century, Vol. 1 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 353 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers + d.booklet included
Classical, Sacred | Label: Lyrichord, LEMS 812 | 01:07:54

A groundbreaking, world-premier release from LEMS's best selling vocal ensemble! This momentous collection of liturgical compositions has been carefully resurrected after centuries by Dr. Kevin Moll. The collection represents a wide variety of compositional techniques and styles, and is performed to perfection by Schola Discantus. This is sacred music from the time of the Black Death-both deeply moving and relevant. Complete program notes by Kevin Moll. Digitally recorded 1994.