2012 Harmonia

Arvo Part - Creator Spiritus (2012) {Harmonia Mundi SACD Hybrid}

Arvo Part - Creator Spiritus (2012) {Harmonia Mundi SACD Hybrid}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 185 Mb
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi | HMU 807553
Classical / Choral / Instrumental / Chamber Music

The selections on this album of music by Estonian "holy minimalist" Arvo Pärt come from different phases of his career. One, the Solfeggio, dates from 1963, before Pärt abandoned serialism for his minimalist experiments; it was revised and simplified a good deal in 2008, however. The centerpiece (and finale), the Stabat Mater, was composed in 1985, and several of the shorter pieces date from the 2000s. The repertoire is divided between sacred choral pieces and short secular pieces of various kinds, all culminating in the giant, hypnotic, and virtually symmetrical Stabat Mater.
Schumann - Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet - Piano Quartet & Piano Quintet (2012, Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122)

Robert Schumann - Piano Quartet op.47 / Piano Quintet op.44
Alexander Melnikov / Jerusalem Quartet
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 233 MB | Full Artwork: 106 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 902122 | Country/Year: France 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

"These performances are notable for the blending of piano and strings into impeccably balanced textures. It’s an approach that’s better suited to the subtle Piano Quartet, a masterwork that owes much to classical models, than to the Piano Quintet. (…) These highly recommendable performances (…) join many other polished, modern accounts such as Takács/Hamelin and Mandelring/Le Guay that have been praised in these pages…" ~Fanfare
Sylvain Beuf Quartet - Electric Excentric (2012) {Harmonia Mundi}

Sylvain Beuf Quartet - Electric Excentric (2012) {Harmonia Mundi}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 421 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi / Impro Primo / Such Prod | SUCH003
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop

Pour ce 9ème album, le saxophoniste français Sylvain Beuf réunit autour de onze nouveaux titres originaux, et pour la première fois dans une formation «électrique» : le guitariste Manu Codjia, le bassiste Philippe Bussonnet et le batteur Julien Charlet. Un quartet de choc auquel se sont adjoints pour l'occasion les trompettistes Nicolas Folmer et Alex Tassel ainsi que le percussionniste ivoirien Thomas Guei.
Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}

Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 306 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
DVD5 -> 2.30 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | ~ 65 min | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ISO Image
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi / World Village | WVF 479046~47
World / International

Since 1996, during the height of the Provençal summer, the beautiful, historic city of Arles has hosted the Festival Les Suds - a joyous musical alchemy that combines singing, music and dance and both explores and redefines the cultural heart of southern Europe (and beyond). Over the course of a week, music from around the world resounds like a universal language. This deluxe, greatest hits package from World Village features highlights recorded over the festival's last decade.
J. S. Bach - Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - AKAMUS, Jacobs (2013) (2CD) {Harmonia Mundi}

J. S. Bach - Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - AKAMUS, Jacobs (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png), booklet | 1444 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1034 mb
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi - HMC802156.58

The appetite for evolving performance practices in Bach’s St Matthew Passion appears undiminished as we have gradually shifted, over the generations, from larger to smaller ensembles and also towards a greater dramatic understanding of the implications of Bach’s ambitious ‘stereophonic’ double choir and orchestra choreography.
Handel, Caldara - Carmelite Vespers 1709 (Alessandro de Marchi) [2012]

Handel, Caldara - Carmelite Vespers 1709 (Alessandro de Marchi) [2012]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88691926042 | TT: 100.37 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 481 Mb

“Carmelite Vespers 1709” presents a reconstruction of musical performances in Rome in 1709, based on a new critical edition by Italian Handel expert Angela Romagnoli. In early 18th century-Rome the holiday of Madonna del Carmine was celebrated with a lavish musical pasticcio. Italian Early Music specialist Alessandro de Marchi, his Academia Montis Regalis and an excellent ensemble of solo vocalists present the reconstruction of such a service as it might have been performed in 1709 under the direction of Venetian master Antonio Caldara (1670–1736). The programme combines lesser-known but stunningly beautiful pieces by Caldara himself with famous motets by his predecessor Handel such as “Dixit Dominus” or “Laudate pueri”.

Musica Fiata - Christmas in Venice (2012)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 6, 2017
Musica Fiata - Christmas in Venice (2012)

Musica Fiata - Christmas in Venice
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:17 min | 183 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2012

Giovanni Gabrieli gehört zu den wichtigsten Komponisten des italienischen Barocks. Und wer die einzigartige Emotionalität seiner Weihnachtsmusik erlebt, die mit zeitloser Schönheit und meisterhafter Kompositionstechnik den Hörer in ihren Bann zieht, hat kein Zweifel mehr an der großen Bedeutung seiner Musik. Als Organist in der Basilika San Marco zu Venedig schrieb er besonders für die Kirchen Venedigs stimmungsvolle Musik zur Weihnachtszeit.
Alessandro De Marchi - Händel & Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709 (2012)

Alessandro De Marchi - Händel & Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 97:52 min | 227 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2012

Although Handel and Caldara never collaborated, it's nearly certain that their paths crossed in Rome in 1709, where both held prestigious appointments. The highly imaginative concept behind the Carmelite Vespers is a conceptual construction of what they might have put together for the night mass for Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Some of the Handel might be familiar; the Caldara psalms and antiphons are meticulously performed and provide an intimate relief from the large works. The new context is scholarly and refreshing, and there's a special highlight in soprano Roberta Invernizzi's performance.
Isabelle Faust  - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 2 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Isabelle Faust - Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 2 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:12 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Isabelle Faust hit the Classical charts earlier this year with her mesmerising recording of Beethoven and Berg with Claudio Abbado. She followed up with some welcome live appearances here in the UK, which included the Brahms' concerto at the Barbican with frequent collaborators Jiri Belohlavek and the BBCSO. Isabelle's recordings have won prizes since her harmonia mundi debut in 1997 which earned her a Gramophone Young Artist Award. In 2010 her Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Alexander Melnikov also won.

Hille Perl - The Music of Johann Schenk (2012)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 3, 2017
Hille Perl - The Music of Johann Schenk (2012)

Hille Perl - The Music of Johann Schenk
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:36 min | 393 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2012

Le nouvel opus de Hille Perl chez Deutsche Harmonia Mundi explore l'oeuvre d'un compositeur peu connu, Johann Schenk (1681 - 1767), fondamental dans le répertoire de la viole de gambe. Il reste celui qui, à l'instar d'un Marin Marais cinquante ans plus tôt en France, inscrira l'instrument dans le paysage sonore de son époque. Profonde, incontestablement inspirée, alliance subtil entre l'épanouissement mélodique cher aux Italiens et une profondeur expressive très française, la musique de Johann Schenck demeure d'une rare élégance.