or Villa Lobos Choral Works

Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Complete Choros and Bachianas Brasileiras (2009)

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Complete Choros and Bachianas Brasileiras (2009)
7 Releases | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 525:01 minutes | 5,11 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: BIS/eClassical.com | Covers & Digital booklet

BIS Boss Robert von Bahr: We have been extremely lucky with this Box, even though it was "only" in CD quality. It would seem like that very many persons - like me - have found the readings of the São Paulo orchestra totally congenial when it comes to Brazil's great composer Villa-Lobos. The sound from their hall is also an important point. Anyway, the Complete Bachianas Brasileiras and Chôros (plus the Complete Guitar Music) are here for you, and in High-Resolution, which would make this Bundle the only chance you have of getting this in better-than-CD quality.
Ulrich Schmid, Dominique Roggen - Villa-Lobos - Concertos for Violoncello and orchestra (1989)

Ulrich Schmid, Dominique Roggen - Villa-Lobos - Concertos for Violoncello and orchestra (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log, scans) | 42:49 | 213 MB
Genre: Classical, Orchestral, Cello | Label: MDG | Catalog: 3210339

Heitor Villa-Lobos' two numbered cello concerti come from the opposite ends of his output; the first Grande Concerto dates from 1915 and the second from 1953. In between there is another concertante work, the Fantasia for cello and orchestra, which is contemporaneous with the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and eight cellos that remains Villa-Lobos' most popular work. In this MD&G issue, Heitor Villa-Lobos: Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra, cellist Ulrich Schmid is heard with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie under conductor Dominique Roggen in the numbered concertos only, although there easily would have been enough room on the 42-minute-long disc to accommodate the Fantasia as well.
Tilman Hoppstock - Works For Guitar  (Paganini/Ponce/Brouwer/Villa-Lobos) (1992)

Tilman Hoppstock - Works For Guitar (1992)
Classical Guitar | MP3 HQ 320 kbps | covers and multilingual booklet 150 dpi, playlist | 134 MB (3% recovery)
Label: Signum X41-00

This is a dazzling technical performance by a very talented guitarist. He does take some liberties with the dynamics and timing, but the result is a distinctive interpretation. These are performances of notable energy and conviction.
Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.
Anna Moffo - Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas No.5 - Rachmaninov: Vocalise [2003]

Anna Moffo - Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas No.5 - Rachmaninov: Vocalise
(American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski) [2003]

EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 173 MB
Classical | Label: AQUARIUS | Catalog Number: AQVR 169-2 | TT: 41:22

A lot has been said about Anna Moffo's early vocal decline and mismanaged carreer but let's not forget what a lovely singer she was in her prime. This recital from the early 1970's let us hear "late Moffo" though she was not yet 40. There is a slight hoarseness and unsteadiness in the voice that was not present in earlier recordings but it is still by any means a beautiful instrument used with skill. This recital also reminds us what a verstatile artist she was - she sings arias from the italian bel canto and verismo repertoire, french lyric and also german operettas and she passes from one to the other with considerable naturalness, ease and charm..

Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 8, 2017
Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis

Concertos and Choral Works: Selections from Essays in Musical Analysis (Dover Books on Music and Music History) by Donald Francis Tovey
2014 | ISBN: 0486784509 | English | 448 pages | EPUB | 41 MB
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Antoni Wit - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (2012)

Johannes Brahms - Choral Works (2012)
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor; Ewa Wolak, contralto

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos | # 8.572694 | Time: 01:09:51

This collection of short choral pieces by Johannes Brahms is an unusual one in present times, partly because many of the choral parts are quite demanding. For a choral club in the 19th century, however, it wouldn't have been so novel, and there are great beauties on offer here. After the fetching Ave Maria, Op. 12, the rest of the program is dense, metaphysical, and, with the partial exception of the Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53, concerned with death. There are two funeral songs, and two more about fate, and this is not the warm, humanistic Brahms of the German Requiem, Op. 45. The performances are profound and dignified, and the overall effect uncanny. The Warsaw Philharmonic Choir under choirmaster Henryk Wojnarowski has a gorgeous rich tone that is undiminished by the long lines of the music, and the Alto Rhapsody achieves real grandeur in the hands of contralto Ewa Wolak. But the real credit goes to the Warsaw Philharmonic and conductor Antoni Wit, who keep a consistent level of tension and momentum in difficult, dark material like the somber Nänie, Op. 82 (Funeral Song), a rarely performed late Brahms masterwork.
Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Roth: A Time To Dance & Other Choral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Roth: A Time To Dance & Other Choral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:48 minutes | 691 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alec Roth's new oratorio, A Time to Dance, is a celebration of times and seasons. Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra, who gave the premiere of the work in 2012, recreate the sheer exuberance of that live performance on this recording. The oratorio is paired with Roth's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Hatfield Service) and Men & Angels, a clever setting of John Donne's Antiphon "Praised be the God of love."
Arvo Part - Choral Works - Stephen Layton, Polyphony (2014) {Hyperion - CDA68056}

Arvo Part - Choral Works - Stephen Layton, Polyphony (2014) {Hyperion - CDA68056}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg+pdf) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Hyperion Records | CDA68056
Classical / Avant-Garde / Choral / Chamber Music / Modern Composition

Stephen Layton and Polyphony have a long and fruitful relationship with the music of Arvo Pärt. Their recording of Triodion and other choral works (CDA67375) won a Gramophone Award and became a cult classic. The extraordinary purity of Polyphony’s singing is the perfect vehicle for music of such clean, elemental simplicity, such cathartic calm. This third Pärt album from Stephen Layton and Polyphony reaches right back, intriguingly, to the composer’s youthful modernist phase and spans nearly five decades—from 1963 to 2012—in the process. As with the album Triodion, it reflects an increasingly broad spread of languages and sources in Pärt’s chosen texts. Latin, German and English are joined here by Church Slavonic and Spanish. A range of biblical texts are set alongside ancient prayers.
John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Repost, New Rip]

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Revel, Fauré (1994)
Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | # 438 149-2PH | Time: 01:09:37

This generously programmed disc provides excellent value and outstanding performances of both major and lesser-known masterpieces of French choral music. The Fauré Requiem has been recorded many times, and several excellent versions of the original orchestration are available on disc. This one is among them, owing to John Eliot Gardiner's experience and perfectionist mastery of details overlooked by less-successful choral conductors. The real bonus here is the inclusion of the popular but very difficult Debussy and Ravel chansons, and the rarely heard but eminently worthy little part songs by Saint-Saëns. These pieces are a lesson in how to achieve maximum effect with the simplest materials.