Ensemble Correspondances

Ensemble Correspondances & Sebastien Dauce - Le Concert Royal de la Nuit (2015) [2CD] {Harmonia Mundi}

Ensemble Correspondances & Sebastien Dauce - Le Concert Royal de la Nuit (2015) [2CD] {Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2015 Harmonia Mundi | HMC 952223.24
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Ballet Music

In late February 1653, just after the Fronde rebellion, the most influential spectacle of the early reign of Louis XIV was presented at the Louvre: the Ballet Royal de la Nuit. Grandiose, and carefully elaborated at the highest levels of the state, the libretto by Benserade called upon the finest artists of the time. Banishing the troubles of night, Louis XIV danced in the Sun King costume that would henceforth be forever associated with him. This unmissable world premiere recording presents a reconstruction of the work created by Sebastien Dauce that includes music by Jean de Cambefort, Antoine Boesset, Louis Constantin, Michel Lambert, Francesco Cavalli and Luigi Rossi.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Ensemble Correspondances under Sebastien Dauce - Litanies de la Vierge (2013) {Harmonia Mundi}

Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Ensemble Correspondances under Sebastien Dauce - Litanies de la Vierge (2013) {Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2013 Harmonia Mundi | HMC 902169
Classical / Baroque

In their first release on harmonia mundi France, Sébastien Daucé and his musicians present a sumptuous interpretation of the six-voice motets composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier for the House of Guise. These works, headed by the Miserere, constitute an unexpected parenthesis in the music of the Grand Siècle. The creative genius, the inwardness and the intense fervour of a composer surrounded by his faithful company of singers and instrumentalists speak to us all the more intimately because Charpentier appears here as both copyist (the surviving scores are in his handwriting) and performer – he sang the haute-contre part.
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.

Natalia Ensemble and Gustav Mahler - Mahler V (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Dec. 7, 2016
Natalia Ensemble and Gustav Mahler - Mahler V (2016)

Natalia Ensemble and Gustav Mahler - Mahler V (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:07:12 | 154 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: COBRA RECORDS

The history of chamber arrangements of Mahler’s symphonies goes back to the aftermath of the First World War. At that time Arnold Schoenberg founded the Society for Private Musical Performances (Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen), devoted to the performance of contemporary scores at the highest standards. The limited means of the society prevented the performance of the orchestral works in its original form, so they were done in specially adapted chamber arrangements. The performances were guided by a lack of concession to both the audience and critics alike, repeated hearing of the same works and a profuse number of rehearsals from the musicians. Allegedly, the indifference towards any form of failure or success was absolute.

Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 29, 2016
Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)

Huelgas Ensemble - The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi (2016)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:05 | 136 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monteverdi was a pioneer of the musical style we now call Baroque, but the Mass on this record is in classic Renaissance style and the music might have been written in the 1500s rather than the 1600s.
The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)

The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier - Machaut: Messe de Notre Dame, Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Ma fin est mon commencement (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:30 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66358

Hearing or performing music comes closest in the range of human activity to a visceral connection to the past. As long as we have notation and knowledge of how to interpret it, we can effectively experience something like our ancestors did when they sang the same music. Of course, our 20th-century sensibilities and knowledge–or lack thereof–prevent us from sharing identical responses, but as with the music on this disc, when we hear it we are in some way transported to another place. We know a completely different sound world from our own; we know that the accepted order of certain things was different. And we also know that in many ways people haven't changed. Machaut's music conveys a spirituality–both joyful and contemplative–that's as true in its impact as it must have been 600 years ago, a point made ever so clearly by these especially vibrant and vital performances.

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble - Sing Me Home (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 497 MB | 01:11:56
Classical, Folk, World | Label: Masterworks | Release Year: 2016

The new album from Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble will surprise and delight with imaginative sounds that transform the traditional musical landscape. Sing Me Home is the sixth album by the Grammy®-nominated Silk Road Ensemble and its founding member and guiding light, Yo-Yo Ma. The album features special guest performers Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz, Abagail Washburn, Gregory Porter, Lisa Fischer, Grammy Award®-winning jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell and more.
Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004)

Susanne Ryden, Stockholm Baroque Ensemble - Christina's Journey: Music from the Court of Queen Christina of Sweden (2004
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:11 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical, Cantata, Opera | Label: Caprice Records | Catalog: 21734

That's right, King! in Swedish, "Kong" rather than "Drottning"! Christina (1626-1689) was the only surviving child of Sweden's greatest monarch Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, who raised her to rule as a king and whose ministers executed his will by crowning the six-year-old girl King! Christina ruled under a regency until age 18, and then personally and earnestly over some eight years until her abdication in 1654. Her involvement in Swedish affair didn't terminate with her abdication, however. She returned to Sweden several times, on the last of which she might well have resumed her throne but for her whimsical conversion to Catholicism. She also drew her wealth, in her initial years in Italy, from vast estates in Sweden.
ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}

ACRONYM Ensemble - Wunderkammer (2016) {New Focus Recordings FCR906 Official Digital Download}
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© 2016 ACRONYM / New Focus Recordings | FCR906
Classical / Baroque / Early Music / Chamber Music

In seventeenth-century Germany, a Wunderkammer (typically translated as “Cabinet of Curiosities”) was a type of private museum collection in the home of an aristocrat. Always in search of the most fascinating music from this era, ACRONYM has unearthed a large number of previously unrecorded manuscript sonatas written by long-forgotten composers. Some of these pieces contain harmonic eccentricities, rhythmic or metric irregularities, or structural curiosities. This disc includes ten such works, ACRONYM's own musical Wunderkammer. The composers are Samuel Capricornus, Adam Drese, Johann Philipp Krieger, Andreas Oswald, Antonio Bertali, Daniel Eberlin, Philipp Jakob Rittler, Georg Piscator, Alessandro Poglietti, and Clemens Thieme.
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.