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La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall - Codex Las Huelgas: Bestiaire et Symboles du Divin (2022) [24/96]

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La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall - Codex Las Huelgas: Bestiaire et Symboles du Divin (2022) [24/96]

La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall - Codex Las Huelgas: Bestiaire et Symboles du Divin 1300-1340 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 64:21 minutes | 1,14 GB
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Alia Vox, Official Digital Download

In the monastic life of the Cistercian order, as in the case of the female monastery of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas (Burgos), a royal pantheon, the seat of coronations and the epicentre of a very intense musical life in which singing played an extremely important part, the nuns were called upon to live a life of simplicity, silence, prayer and contemplation. Flavit auster, which is part of the Las Huelgas Codex, is a Marian text inspired in the Song of Songs in which the most powerful symbols of femininity appear, such as the honeycomb, milk and honey, and protectiveness described as “mother of mercy, port of hope for the shipwrecked and virgin mother purified.”

Gilberto Scordari & Schola Cantorum Barensis - Giulio San Pietro del Negro: Amore Langueo (2022) [Official Digital Download]

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Gilberto Scordari & Schola Cantorum Barensis - Giulio San Pietro del Negro: Amore Langueo (2022) [Official Digital Download]

Gilberto Scordari & Schola Cantorum Barensis - Giulio San Pietro del Negro: Amore Langueo (Motets, Pavia, 16th Century - World Premiere Recording) (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 46:03 minutes | 436 MB
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Da Vinci Classics, Official Digital Download

There is still no consideration of the musical depth of Giulio San Pietro del Negro, an avant-garde composer of the early 17th century, Salentinian by birth (from Lecce) but Lombardian by artistic adoption. Thanks to in-depth studies conducted by Maria Giovanna Brindisino and Sarah Marianna Iacono, we have a rich and varied historical-biographical profile of del Negro: from a young age (1580-1600) the composer lived in Lecce; during those two decades, he probably studied under the direction of maestro di cappella Francesco Antonio Baseo; then, in the first decades of 17th century, he was warmly welcomed into the Lombardian artistic environment.

Cirrus String Quartet - William Henry Reed: Légende & String Quartets Nos. 4 & 5 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Cirrus String Quartet - William Henry Reed: Légende & String Quartets Nos. 4 & 5 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cirrus String Quartet - William Henry Reed: Légende & String Quartets Nos. 4 & 5 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 67:11 minutes | 1,24 GB
Classical | Label: MPR, Official Digital Download

WH ‘Billy’ Reed (1876-1942) was Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra between 1912 and 1935. He was also a close friend of Sir Edward Elgar and a superb composer in his own right. Hardly any of his compositions have been recorded and in this release you will hear the music of a superb craftsman, rich in melodic and harmonic invention, with a real English voice. This CD, containing the 4th and 5th String Quartets and the two movement Légende, will provide well over an hour’s delightful listening performed by the Cirrus String Quartet, recorded in the fine and warm acoustic of The Space at the Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks.

Tyler Hay - Simon Proctor: Virtuoso Piano Works (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Tyler Hay - Simon Proctor: Virtuoso Piano Works (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tyler Hay - Simon Proctor: Virtuoso Piano Works (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 78:14 minutes | 1,14 GB
Classical | Label: Navona Records, Official Digital Download

Composer Simon Proctor and pianist Tyler Hay join forces to bring a dynamic collection of Proctor’s original compositions to life on VIRTUOSO PIANO WORKS from Navona Records. With works spanning decades of his musical career, Proctor delivers a variety of celebrated classical styles with his own personal twists on this album. From rhapsodies to nocturnes, and everything in between, the composer-pianist duo’s mutual love for virtuosic piano music shines throughout, a perfect pairing that makes for a vicariously exciting listening experience.

Cappella Warmiensis Restituta & Mikołaj Zgółka - Musica Warmiensis, Vol. 1 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Cappella Warmiensis Restituta & Mikołaj Zgółka - Musica Warmiensis, Vol. 1 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cappella Warmiensis Restituta & Mikołaj Zgółka - Musica Warmiensis, Vol. 1 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 55:59 minutes | 1,09 GB
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: DUX, Official Digital Download

This album is a recording premiere of music from Warmia, related to the local centres associated with the Catholic Church, including the cathedral school in Frombork and the collegiate school in Dobre Miasto.

Aidan Mikdad - The Scriabin Ravel Connection Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Series (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Aidan Mikdad - The Scriabin Ravel Connection Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Series (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Aidan Mikdad - The Scriabin Ravel Connection: Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Series (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 40:17 minutes | 585 MB
Classical | Label: Linn Records, Official Digital Download

Pianist Aidan Mikdad contributes an interesting pairing to the Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Series. Scriabin and Ravel share some notable characteristics: both drew inspiration from poetry and both expanded the sonic and tonal possibilities of the piano. As such, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit has the characteristics of an orchestral transcription; Scriabin’s Prélude and Nocturne for the left hand gives the false impression of two busy hands; and his almost Impressionistic second sonata takes its inspiration from nature, akin to the French master.

Jean-Pierre Armengaud - Franck- Piano Rarities - Original Works & Transcriptions (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Jean-Pierre Armengaud - Franck- Piano Rarities - Original Works & Transcriptions (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jean-Pierre Armengaud - Franck- Piano Rarities - Original Works & Transcriptions (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:08:48 minutes | 1.22 GB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Few composers have enjoyed a late flowering to compare with that of César Franck.

Birgit Ramsl - Arthur Lourié- Chamber & Instrumental music, Vol. 1 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Birgit Ramsl - Arthur Lourié- Chamber & Instrumental music, Vol. 1 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Birgit Ramsl - Arthur Lourié- Chamber & Instrumental music, Vol. 1 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:09:57 minutes | 1.01 GB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

The turbulent life of Arthur Lourié (1891–1966) – student of Glazunov, friend of Blok, lover of Akhmatova, commissar of the Soviet regime, exile in Germany, France and the USA, ghost-writer for Koussevitzky – is reflected in the wide range of references in his music, from echoes of the ceremonies of ancient Greece to Neo-Baroque and Neo-Classical procedures perhaps inspired by his collaboration with Stravinsky in Paris.

Sergio Gallo - Anton Rubinstein- Piano Music (2022) [Official Digital Download]

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Sergio Gallo - Anton Rubinstein- Piano Music (2022) [Official Digital Download]

Sergio Gallo - Anton Rubinstein- Piano Music (2022) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:12:13 minutes | 567 MB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Anton Rubinstein occupied an uneasy place in the history of Russian music, largely because of his Jewish origins and the perception of him as a "German in Russia".

Silesian Quartet - Mieczysław Wajnberg: String Quartets Nos. 5-6 (2022) [Official Digital Download]

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Silesian Quartet - Mieczysław Wajnberg: String Quartets Nos. 5-6 (2022) [Official Digital Download]

Silesian Quartet - Mieczysław Wajnberg: String Quartets Nos. 5-6 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 61:25 minutes | 598 MB
Classical | Label: CD Accord, Official Digital Download

String Quartet No. 5 was written in the autumn of 1945 and was performed on 17 May 1947 in Moscow by the Beethoven Quartet, to whom it was dedicated. Years later, the composer returned to this Quartet and arranged it for orchestra as the four-movement Chamber Symphony No. 3, Op. 151 (performed on 18 November 1991). It was several years before that he had first begun to turn to his scores from almost half a century earlier, and he already had 17 string quartets under his belt.

Tom Winpenny - Cooke: Organ Music (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Tom Winpenny - Cooke: Organ Music (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Winpenny - Cooke: Organ Music (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 80:57 minutes | 1,32 GB
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics, Official Digital Download

The music of Arnold Cooke, born in Yorkshire in 1906, had already fallen into neglect by the time of his death 99 years later. Cooke was a prolific composer, with two operas, six symphonies, numerous concertos and a generous amount of chamber music to his credit – nor did he neglect the organ, as this album of his major organ pieces reveals. Cooke’s style owes much to his teacher, Hindemith, not least since both men were natural contrapuntists, although there are also points of contact with Bartók and Shostakovich, and occasional touches of Walton’s ceremonial sparkle and no-nonsense grandeur.

Chelsea Lane - Suspensions (2022) [Official Digital Download]

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Chelsea Lane - Suspensions (2022) [Official Digital Download]

Chelsea Lane - Suspensions (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 48:39 minutes | 387 MB
Classical | Label: Better Company Records, Official Digital Download

Chelsea Lane’s debut album Suspensions, released through Better Company Records, draws on contemporary, minimalist-inspired works to explore the theme of “suspensions,” both literal and figurative. Pairing newly commissioned works (by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Molly Joyce) with Lane’s new transcriptions of existing works by contemporary composers (Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, and Chris Cerrone), and a few staples of the solo harp repertory (by John Cage and Kate Moore), Suspensions is a delicately balanced, thoughtful debut.

Balmorhea - The Wind (Live in Marfa) (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Balmorhea - The Wind (Live in Marfa) (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Balmorhea - The Wind (Live in Marfa) (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 47:59 minutes | 954 MB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Balmorhea's debut album The Wind, a stunning blend of ambient Americana and contemporary classical, received rave reviews upon its release last year.

Cappella Nova & Richard Taruskin - Josquin des Prez: Motets for the Blessed Virgin (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Cappella Nova & Richard Taruskin - Josquin des Prez: Motets for the Blessed Virgin (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Cappella Nova & Richard Taruskin - Josquin des Prez: Motets for the Blessed Virgin (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 56:10 minutes | 519 MB
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Musical Heritage Society, Official Digital Download

For the last eight years, Cappella Nova has been singing liturgical music of the Renaissance and the late Middle Ages for New York audiences. Sunday evening at St. Joseph's church in Greenwich Village the 19-member group and its director, Richard Taruskin, gave their last concert for a while. Cappella Nova is taking a year off and is scheduled to reassemble in the fall of 1984.

Johannes Moser - Bollon - The Unborn Grandchildren & The Secret Garden of the Cordania (2022) [Official Digital Download]

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Johannes Moser - Bollon - The Unborn Grandchildren & The Secret Garden of the Cordania (2022) [Official Digital Download]

Johannes Moser - Bollon - The Unborn Grandchildren & The Secret Garden of the Cordania (2022) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 69:42 minutes | 640 MB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

This setting of Austrian Expressionist writer Georg Trakl’s poems by composer and conductor Fabrice Bollon is the first ever composition for classical singers and solo electric cello.