Clytus Gottwald

O Magnum Mysterium: Josquin, Finck, Ockeghem, Gombert, Brumel, Isaac, Dufay (Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, Clytus Gottwald) (2011)

O Magnum Mysterium: Josquin, Finck, Ockeghem, Gombert, Brumel, Isaac, Dufay (Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, Clytus Gottwald) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 1.05 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics | TT: 4:42:58

Music in 14th century Europe was dominated by the composers working in the Low Countries, or what we now call The Netherlands and Belgium and Northern France. Dufay was born in Cambrai, but went to Italy in the 1420s to work in Bologna, and eventually became a member of the Papal choir before returning to Cambrai. Josquin Desprez was from Flanders, and moved to Milan in 1460, and like Dufay became a member of the Papal choir, before moving to Cambrai. He was one of the first composers to benefit from the printing of music and his reputation traveled far and wide as a result. His music is beautifully crafted, and he attempted to convey in music the inner meaning of the words - one of the earliest instances of a composer exploring the expressive possibilities of text and music. Ockeghem was born in Dendermonde, and he traveled to Spain and throughout Flanders. His music, like Josquin’s is superbly crafted, with intricate rhythmic sections, and a seamless flow of counterpoint.
Pedersen, Norwegian Soloists’ Choir - Refractions - Valen, Messiaen, Webern (2013)

Pedersen, Norwegian Soloists’ Choir - Refractions - Valen, Messiaen, Webern (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 230 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 139 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1970

Music in the early 20th century did pass from one medium to another, from late Romanticism into an unknown future. Refractions allows the listener to sample this transition through the choral music of four very different composers.
Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:52
Classical, Medieval, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2219, 476 4633

This is the second New Series album to feature the Stuttgart-based Ensemble Belcanto. Where its 2001 predecessor focused on contemporary composition by Wolfgang Rihm and others (Come un'ombra di luna), this disc looks at Hildegard of Bingen's Ordo Virtutum, written around 1150 and generally considered the first large-scale musical work beyond the prescribed form of the Mass liturgy. This is sacred music reflecting Medieval thought, as music and morality play are intertwined. In her creative interpretation, Belcanto leader Dietburg Spohr waives claims to 'objective' historical literalness. Instead, she and her fellow singers encounter the work as if it were written specifically for the Ensemble Belcanto: "We sought to free Hildegard from mystical-esoteric associations and to emphasize the work of an emancipated woman and composer." They have been performing the music of Hildegard von Bingen since the early 1990s, and view her compositions as a joyously experimental bridge between the Middle Ages and contemporary music.
Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 7: Reimann, Brass, Trojahn, Stuppner, Castiglioni, Huber (1994)

Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 7: Reimann, Brass, Trojahn, Stuppner, Castiglioni, Huber (1994)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 77m43s | 326mb
Label: Cadenza | cat. no. 800897
Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 3: Lachenmann, Feldmann, Dittrich, Boulez, Nono, Holliger (1994)

Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 3: Lachenmann, Feldmann, Dittrich, Boulez, Nono, Holliger (1994)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 79m25s | 383mb
Label: Cadenza | cat. no. 800893
Schola Cantorum Stuttgart - Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 1:  Hindemith, Webern, Pousseur, Schnebel, Ligeti (1994)

Schola Cantorum Stuttgart - Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 1: Hindemith, Webern, Pousseur, Schnebel, Ligeti (1994)
Classical/Early 20th Century/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 77m32s | 343mb
Label: Cadenza \ cat. no. CAD 800891
Lachenmann, Feldmann, Dittrich, Boulez, Nono, Holliger - Atelier Schola Cantorum 3 (1993)

Lachenmann, Feldmann, Dittrich, Boulez, Nono, Holliger - Atelier Schola Cantorum 3 (1993)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER NO BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 337 Mb
Classical | Cadenza CAD 800893
Luigi Nono - La fabbrica illuminata - Ha venido, Canciones para Silvia - Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz (WERGO 1992)

Luigi Nono - La fabbrica illuminata - Ha venido, Canciones para Silvia - Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz (WERGO 1992)
Classical - Contemporary - Electronic | 1992 | FLAC - CUE - EAC LOG | No Covers | RAR Files | 141 Mb
1968/1992 WERGO Schallplatten GmbH, Mainz, Germany | WER 6038-2
Ensemble Clement Janequin, Dominique Visse - Antoine Brumel: Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)

Antoine Brumel - Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' (2003)
Ensemble Clément Janequin; Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse; Dominique Visse

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1951738 | Time: 00:58:15

Dominique Visse and his group Ensemble Clément Janequin have been involved in many outstanding projects over the years, but this 2002 Harmonia Mundi recording has to be one of the most spectacular; the Missa "Et ecce terrae motus" (aka, "The Earthquake Mass") of Antoine Brumel. Brumel is one of many mid-renaissance composers whose reputations are so far overshadowed by Josquin Desprez that – like Rodney Dangerfield – they "just don't get no respect." In Brumel's own time, however, he was considered one of Josquin's equals and his death in 1512 was widely observed in a number of "déplorations." Although the mass itself survives in only a single manuscript copy, it bears the signatures of singers who revived the work in Munich in 1570 – probably close to a century after it was first given – and among them is a bass named Orlandus Lassus.
Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 8: Heinz Holliger – Scardanelli-Zyklus (1994)

Atelier Schola Cantorum Vol. 8: Heinz Holliger – Scardanelli-Zyklus (1994)
Classical/ Contemporary | FLAC lossless/3cd | cuesheets+logs | covers+booklet | 2h12m25s | 500mb
Label: Cadenza | cat. no. 800 898/899/900