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Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 577 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 258 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2016, 2017 Fra Bernardo | FB 1612457
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Sacred / Polyphony

The second Gombert project with seventeen of his masterpieces, the motets, some of them being first recorded here. The best description of Gombert’s motets was written by Hermann Finck more than four centuries ago, in 1556: For he avoids pauses, and his work is rich with full harmonies and imitative counterpoint. Beauty farm founded 2014 by Markus Muntean and Bernhard Trebuch is a vocal group focused to the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the carthusian monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like «Capilla flamenca», «Huelgas Ensemble», «Vox Luminis», «Collegium Vocale Gent» and «Graindelavoix». Beauty Farm exclusively records for frabernardo.
Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}

Jordi Savall - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9920}
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© 2017 Alia Vox | AVSA9920
Classical / World Music / Traditional / Vocal Music / Reneissance / Baroque

A homage to the memory of victims of the slave trade. This new multicultural project from Jordi Savall and his musicians on The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) marks a world first in the history of music and of the three continents involved in the trade in African slaves and their exploitation in the New World, which are brought together through the early music of the colonial period, the musical traditions of Mali and the oral traditions of the descendants of slaves in Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. This 'Musical Memoir' is accompanied with historical texts on slavery, beginning with the early chronicles of 1444 and concluding with texts written by the Nobel Peace Prize-winner Martin Luther King shortly before his assassination in 1968.
Johann Bernhard Bach - Ouvertures - L'Achéron, François Joubert-Caillet (2016) {Ricercar Official Digital Download RIC 373}

Johann Bernhard Bach - Ouvertures - L'Achéron, François Joubert-Caillet (2016) {Ricercar Official Digital Download RIC 373}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 403 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
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© 2016 Ricercar / Outhere Music | RIC 373
Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

Johann Bernhard Bach (1676-1749) is a somewhat ill-known member of the family, but known by his first cousin once removed, Johann Sebastian. A disciple of Pachelbel, he was in the service of the court of Eisenach and left us only instrumental music. His four Ouvertures for orchestra constitute the obvious link between French music of the Grand Siècle and the compositions that Johann Sebastian would write in Weimar and Cöthen. A missing link to be (re) discovered.
The Heritage Of Monteverdi - La Fenice, Jean Tubéry (2017) {Ricercar Official Digital Download RIC 374}

The Heritage Of Monteverdi - La Fenice, Jean Tubéry (2017) {Ricercar Official Digital Download RIC 374}
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© 2017 Ricercar / Outhere Music | RIC 374
Classical / Baroque

These seven discs recorded between 1995 and 2000 make up a fabulous anthology of early seventeenth-century Italian music. A large number of composers are gathered round the central figure of Claudio Monteverdi; while some of them, like Salomone Rossi, Biagio Marini and Dario Castello, are among the musicians with whom he worked in Mantua or Venice, others illustrate the extraordinary musical creativity of the period, whether it be Sigismondo d’India, Tarquinio Merula, Francesco Cavalli, Alessandro Grandi, or so many other lesser-known personalities, each of whom helped to build the rapidly growing edifice of Italian Baroque music.
Bill Nelson - The Last Of The Neon Cynics (2013) {Sonoluxe Official Digital Download CD021}

Bill Nelson - The Last Of The Neon Cynics (2013) {Sonoluxe Official Digital Download CD021}
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© 2013 Bill Nelson / Sonoluxe | CD021
Rock / Alternative / Ambient / Experimental / Modern Instrumental / Post Rock / Guitar

The Last Of The Neon Cynics is a collaborative project by Bill Nelson and comic book artist Matt Howarth. The download includes a 110 page high-rez full colour PDF graphic novel and all the original CD artwork. All music composed, played and recorded by Bill Nelson. Comic book graphic novel story and artwork by Matt Howarth.
Robert Fripp - NYC, Exposure Rehearsals - 18 January, 1978 (2011) {DGM Official Digital Download}

Robert Fripp - NYC, Exposure Rehearsals - 18 January, 1978 (2011) {DGM Official Digital Download}
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© 1978, 2011 Robert Fripp / Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Soundscapes / Rock / Avant-Garde / Experimental / Ambient / Art Rock

After rehearsals in New York with John Wetton and Michael Walden in 1977 had finished, Robert Fripp continued to work on and refine material for what would become Exposure with Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta. Having worked with the pair previously with Peter Gabriel in both the studio and on stage the previous year, there’s an easy fluency between the players here. That could of course also be the result of the material here being more formed and developed than the previous Exposure rehearsals. While some of these pieces are familiar we get to hear them in either their raw state such as the new-to-these-ears Slow Stomp, or, as in the case of You Burn Me Up, moving towards a finished form that’s instantly recognisable.
ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Paradise: Instrumental Sonatas of Antonio Bertali (2014) {Olde Focus Recordings Official Digital Download}
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© 2014 Olde Focus Recordings / New Focus Recordings | FCR901
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

ACRONYM is pleased to present the first recordings here of six sonatas by Antonio Bertali, and the first recordings in their present orchestrations of several more. Antonio Bertali was born in 1605 in Verona. In 1624 he moved to Vienna, where he was hired as a violinist and composer at the Habsburg Court and eventually served as Supremus Musices Praefectus of the Imperial orchestra. Following the death of Giovanni Valentini in 1649, King Ferdinand III appointed Bertali Kappellmeister—then the highest musical position in German-speaking lands—a post which he held until his death in 1669.
Travis & Fripp - Discretion (2012) {B&W Society of Sound 50 Official Digital Download}

Travis & Fripp - Discretion (2012) {B&W Society of Sound 50 Official Digital Download}
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© 2012 Travis & Fripp / Bowers & Wilkins / UMG
Soundscapes / Rock / Avant-Garde / Experimental / Ambient / Art Rock

‘Discretion’ is the brand new album by pioneering guitar legend Robert Fripp and flautist/saxophonist Theo Travis made available for Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound in stunning 24 bit high quality digital format. The music follows on from the duo’s previous album releases and combines almost telepathic interplay with a deep understanding of musical texture and space, the building of long slow melodies, and the creation of slowly shifting harmonic soundscapes.
Janacek & Dvorak - Sinfonietta & Symphony From The New World - Anima Eterna Brugge (2015) {Alpha 206 Official Digital Download}

Janacek & Dvorak - Sinfonietta & Symphony From The New World - Anima Eterna Brugge (2015) {Alpha 206 Official Digital Download}
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© 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music | Alpha 206
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral / Symphony

Two glorious Czech masterpieces are presented on this 2014 release from Alpha, performed on period instruments by the exceptional Anima Eterna Brugge, directed by Jos van Immerseel. Considering that Antonín Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World" was completed in 1893, and Leos Janácek's Sinfonietta dates from 1926, and the period instruments movement mostly has been concerned with Baroque and Classical era works, original instrumentation might strike some listeners as odd. Yet performances in the late 19th and early 20th centuries called for instruments that differ substantially in construction and tone quality from modern models, and the variety of timbres was much greater with handmade instruments than the homogenized sounds of today's mass-produced woodwinds and brass.
Travis & Fripp - St. Michael & All Saints Church, Bishop's Cleeve, UK - May 22, 2009 (2009) {DGM Official Digital Download}

Travis & Fripp - St. Michael & All Saints Church, Bishop's Cleeve, UK - May 22, 2009 (2009) {DGM Official Digital Download}
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© 2009 Travis & Fripp / Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Soundscapes / Rock / Avant-Garde / Experimental / Ambient / Art Rock

Although the titles to several of the tracks may be the same as those at Broad Chalke, the performance in front of a large audience has a much grander and at times, darker feel, to the previous evening. The difference can be heard almost immediately in the opening track. Whereas, The Apparent Chaos of Stone was a more languorous affair at Broad Chalke, here at Bishop’s Cleeve, Fripp begins to throw some startling curve-balls of pensive guitar after only a few minutes. Given the slow silky tones that makes up much of the opening piece it can be easy to miss some of the detailed interplay that occurs between the two players.