Purcell

Musica Reservata & Purcell Consort of Voices - To Entertain a King (LP / FLAC)

Musica Reservata & Purcell Consort of Voices - Music of Henry VIII 'To Entertain a King'
Argo ZRG 566
FLAC | NO LOG | Embedded CUE | Full scans (226MB) | (1968) | Renaissance

Forgive the repetition: old classical music, played by a former old classical …

Purcell - 10 Sonatas in Four Parts, Studio Master FLAC 88KHz / 24Bit  Vinyl & HR

Posted by alekhno at June 2, 2010
Purcell - 10 Sonatas in Four Parts, Studio Master FLAC 88KHz / 24Bit

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) - Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (2009)
Classical | Studio Master FLAC 88KHz / 24Bit | no CUE, no LOG | Complete Artwork | 1,26 Gb | rs.com
Label: Linn Records Special Import | Catalog No: PID 883925

Performers: Retrospect Trio: Sophie Gent (Violin), Matthew Truscott (Violin), Matthew Halls (Organ & Harpsichord)

Vox Luminis under Lionel Meunier - English Royal Funeral Music (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Vox Luminis under Lionel Meunier - English Royal Funeral Music (2013)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 548MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Ricercar

We know now that Purcell's three Funeral Sentences were not written for the funeral of Queen Mary in 1695. Following the tradition of the English court, it was pieces by Thomas Morley, originally written for the funeral of Elizabeth I, that were sung there. Purcell's only contribution to the ceremony was the composition of two pieces for slide trumpets (March and Canzona), and the anthem in the archaic style Thou knowest, Lord. During the funeral procession to Westminster Abbey, a band of oboes played two marches written by John Paisible and Thomas Tollet. This recording assembles the music composed for the funeral of Queen Mary and that used at the funeral of Elizabeth I in 1603.
John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 929MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavans is considered one of the greatest works in the canon of English chamber music. Based upon his famous song “Flow My Teares”, the seven pavans – "Seaven Teares", as Dowland called them – present an extraordinary exploration of the contrapuntal and harmonic possibilities offered by the theme. In this remarkable recording, baroque violinist John Holloway creates a concert programme around the lachrimae Pavans. Threaded between Dowland’s masterpieces are works of other major composers of his era – Henry Purcell, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Thomas Morley and Matthew Locke. In bringing together these works of strongly contrasting colour and character Holloway and company give us a vivid sense of the great flowering of consort music which took place in England in the 17th century.
Barocktrompeten Ensemble Berlin, Johann Plietzsch - Mr. Handel's Trumpeters (2015) [TR24][OF]

Barocktrompeten Ensemble Berlin, Johann Plietzsch - Mr. Handel's Trumpeters
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 57:23 min | 0.98 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Raumklang | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2015

George Frideric Handel had an outstanding trumpeter in his orchestra: Valentine Snow. "Mr. Handel's Trumpeter," as he was later called, inspired Handel to write numerous tailor-made trumpet parts for him. In contrast to his contemporaries, Handel was interested less in virtuosity, than in mellifluous sound and dramatic effect, as reflected in the pieces on this CD. The point of departure for the recording is provided by the trumpet music of Purcell and his contemporaries, music that clearly displays Italian influence and formed the foundation for Handel's compositions.

Simone Kermes - Love (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Aug. 1, 2016
Simone Kermes - Love (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Simone Kermes, La Magnifica Comunita, Enrico Casazza - Love (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:23 minutes | 1,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A collection of beautiful baroque and renaissance love songs that reflect the versatility of love – passionate, dramatic and addictive by the most popular composers of this time, from Monteverdi, Purcell, Cesti to Merula and Dowland. The arrangement, cast of instruments, and recording set up is as such that the “pop song” quality, the contemporary and eternal spirit, the immediacy of these compositions is revealed. All sung with the unique legato, pure, and silver quality that makes Simone Kermes' voice so special. This is Simone Kermes' most intimate and personal album yet.
Alison Balsom - The Album Collection (2002-2014) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

Alison Balsom - The Album Collection (2002-2014)
8 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 (96) kHz | Time - 477:59 minutes | 5,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s) / Digital booklet(s)

Alison Balsom must be counted among the most popular Classical trumpeters before the public today. Yet, she has gained wide international recognition only since the turn of the century. Her first recording, Music for Trumpet and Organ, was issued in 2002, and her first major award was given to her in 2006, when the jurors of the Classical BRIT Awards named her Young British Classical Performer. Other awards and citations followed and her concert appearances quickly became major events across England, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Of course, her supermodel looks and charismatic manner haven't hurt her career, but in the end it has been her talent on the trumpet, forged by an all-encompassing technique and deft interpretive sense, that landed her at the top.
Amandine Savary - J.S. Bach: Toccatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Amandine Savary - J.S. Bach: Toccatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:45 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Composed during Bach s early years as a composer, these Toccatas are written in the Stylus Phantasticus, inherited from the great Buxtehude. Free-flowing, virtuoso, fresh, they form a false album collated after the composer s death, and are unjustly among the least known works of the master of Weimar. For her first solo disc, the pianist Amandine Savary gives a perfect performance of these masterpieces of sensitivity. The French pianist Amandine Savary was awarded a scholarship to enter the Royal Academy of Music in London, obtaining her BMus diploma with honours in 2007.
Camerata Nordica, Terje Tönnesen - Tales of Sound and Fury (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camerata Nordica, Terje Tönnesen - Tales of Sound and Fury (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:21 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In the course of this highly original programme, Terje Tønnesen and his Camerata Nordica tell us tales of madness and love, of battles and delusions. Building on imaginative scores by Biber, Telemann and Purcell, Tønnesen himself and Mikhel Kerem has fashioned even more colourful arrangements that bring human follies and passions to the fore.
Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:24 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The new recording from Magdalena Kožená features deeply-felt interpretations of sacred songs from the Baroque to the 20th Century.