Purcell

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:41 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Charles II's formal Restoration in 1660 marked both an end and a beginning: the end of England's republican experiment and the beginning of a long process of monarchical reconstruction; and with a politically accident-prone king on the throne, Charles's public relations machine could never rest. Purcell joined its small team of composer operatives just as the wave of Stuart propaganda swelled massively, and he surfed the wave with breathtaking panache, from his first court ode – the simple but rousing Welcome, Vicegerent of the mighty King – to the ambitious Fly, bold rebellion involving verse settings in up to seven parts and a six-part chorus.
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, Gyorgy Vashegyi - Rameau: Les Fetes de Polymnie (2015)

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, Gyorgy Vashegyi - Rameau: Les Fetes de Polymnie (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:06:13 | 765 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD923502

Glossa continues its major contribution to the recording of the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau with a further ballet héroïque, Les Fêtes de Polymnie, directed by György Vashegyi and featuring accomplished ramistes such as Aurélia Legay, Emöke Barath or Mathias Vidal, and led by the incomparable Véronique Gens in the various vocal roles that appear in the Prologue and the three Entrées of this work.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Lachrymae - Music for Strings: Purcell, Britten, Part, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Tippett (2012)

Lachrymae - Music for Strings: Purcell, Britten, Pärt, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Tippett (2012)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Nicolas Bône (viola)
Douglas Boyd, William Conway, Richard Egarr (conductors)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 66070-5 | Time: 01:12:00

This CD is one of two Warner Classics recordings taped live during a series of concerts presented by the world renowned Chamber Orchestra of Europe during Easter Week 2003. The title for the concert series, presented in London, was Passions and Diversions as the works relate to different aspects of reflection and inspiration. In this program, Britten and Stokowski interpret works by Purcell in their own idioms; Britten draws on his English musical roots to inspire an original work, Lachrymae and Britten himself is the source of inspiration in Pärt’s Cantus. In the case of the Vaughan Williams, Tippett and Walton works, the inspirations are other composers and literature. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe has been described in The Financial Times as “the best orchestra in Europe.” The COE was founded in 1981 and has a membership of 50 musicians from 15 countries who perform together mainly in continental Europe and occasionally in the US and Japan. Since its inception, it has appeared with the world’s leading conductors and soloists, and its recordings have consistently won the highest praise and international prizes, including three Gramophone “Record of the Year” awards.
The Purcell Quartet, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Biber: Harmonia artificioso-ariosa (1994) (Repost)

The Purcell Quartet, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Biber: Harmonia artificioso-ariosa (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 90:21 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 0575/6

The seven partitas of Harmonia Artificiosa-Ariosa contain some of Biber’s finest chamber music outside of the Mystery Sonatas. They are consistently inventive and delightful. Especially noteworthy is the extended No. 7 in C minor with its lovely Arietta, actually more of a passacaglia/chaconne. No.3 ends with a chaconne structured as a canon in unison over a popular Italian bass line. This is so similar in concept to Pachelbel’s ubiquitous canon that you can’t help wondering if one of them took a cue from the other. Certainly, if wrested from obscurity, Biber’s might give Pachelbel’s a run for its money.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Henry Purcell - Fantasias for the Viols 1680 (2002) {Naive-Astree ES 9922 rec 1994}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Henry Purcell - Fantasias for the Viols 1680 (2002) {Naive-Astree ES 9922 rec 1994}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 42 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994, 2002 Astrée / Naïve | ES 9922
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Viol

Intellectually concentrated, emotionally intense, technically difficult, and spiritually sublime, Henry Purcell's Fantasias for the Viols are exactly the sort of music that Jordi Savall was born to play and play superbly. And with his group Hesperion XX, they play them as superbly Savall does. The depth of tone of the instruments, the brilliance of the technique, the rigor of the interpretations, the soulfulness of the understanding, and the transcendence of compassion are nonpareil and the performances achieve a level unmatched by any other.
The Purcell Quartet - Dietrich Buxtehude: VII Suonate, Op. 1 (2010) (Repost)

The Purcell Quartet - Dietrich Buxtehude: VII Suonate, Op. 1(2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 57:27 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chaconne | Catalog: 766

Although written for the configuration of two violins and continuo, Dietrich Buxtehude's Seven Sonatas, Op. 1, are not trio sonatas in the usual sense. They refer back to the older type of Italian ensemble sonata, with contrasting short sections following in rapid succession rather than the three- or four-movement sonata or dance suite types. Buxtehude came at the end of this tradition, which by 1694, when these sonatas were first published, was beginning to give way to newer Italian types in points further south.
BarokOpera Amsterdam, Frederique Chauvet - Henry Purcell: King Arthur (2013)

BarokOpera Amsterdam, Frederique Chauvet - Henry Purcell: King Arthur (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:31:24 | 513 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Ligia Digital | Catalog: Lidi0202264-13

Originally conceived as a play with musical accompaniment, Henry Purcell's 1691 King Arthur endures on the strength of its adventurous harmonies and appealing orchestration. Laying aside the Camelot legends, poet John Dryden framed the tale as the Christian King Arthur defending England against the pagan Saxons, and added colorful visitations by Greek and Norse deities to the plot.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Malena Ernman - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (2010) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Malena Ernman - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21882 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 66 min | 17,1 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2213 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 66 min | 3,59 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | fRA | Sub: English, Spahish, French, German, Italian

A genius with the ability to combine French and Italian influences in an art that transported the English language, Purcell may be William Christie's favourite composer.This production of Dido and Aeneas, directed by Deborah Warner and interpreted by Les Arts Florissants, was overwhelmingly acclaimed when created at the Vienna Festival in 2006 and again when repeated at the Opéra Comique in 2008.This short opera, one of the earrliest, is particularly dear to William Christie who has recorded and directed it on several occasions.
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II (2018)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:04:51
Classical, Choral, Vocal | Label: CORO Records

At the royal court in 17th-century England, musicians were expected to perform at high days and holidays: the king’s birthday, New Year, and when the monarch returned to London from his summer break. Purcell adds his usual musical panache and genius for word setting to such miniature jewels as the 15-minute Welcome, Viceregent of the Mighty King and Fly, Bold Rebellion, a seven-movement ode celebrating the king’s return to the Palace of Whitehall after the quelling of a “disloyal crowd.” Harry Christophers assembles musical forces in line with Purcell’s own, and all perform with flair and elegance.
La Tempête, Simon-Pierre Bestion - The Tempest Music by Locke, Purcell, Martin - Inspired by Shakespeare (2015) [24/96]

La Tempête, Simon-Pierre Bestion - The Tempest Music by Locke, Purcell, Martin - Inspired by Shakespeare (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:21 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A profoundly modern dimension emerges from this confrontation between English works from the 17th century (Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke) and works from the 20th and 21st centuries (Philippe Hersant, Franck Martin, Thierry Pécou). Coming from highly different musical universes, each composition is, however, largely inspired by the founding themes of Shakespeares play, sometimes taking up excerpts from it.