Sinfonia

Charles-Marie Widor - Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor Op. 42, Sinfonia sacra Op. 81 (2009) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC-Rip}

Charles-Marie Widor - Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor Op. 42, Sinfonia sacra Op. 81
Bamberger Symphoniker / Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie / Stefan Solyom / Christian Schmitt (organ)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 230 MB | Full Artwork: 118 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CPO # 777 443-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century, Organ

"…CPO's production is exemplary; informative and detailed notes on the organ and music are given in German, English and French, and the cover reproduces an attractive landscape painting. A most enjoyable recording of two excellent but rarely-performed Widor works, which will delight organ and orchestral lovers in equal measure." ~sa-cd.net
Charles-Marie Widor - Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor Op. 42, Sinfonia sacra Op. 81 (2009) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Charles-Marie Widor - Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor Op. 42, Sinfonia sacra Op. 81
Bamberger Symphoniker / Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie / Stefan Solyom / Christian Schmitt (organ)
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,57 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 877 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: CPO # 777 443-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century, Organ

"…CPO's production is exemplary; informative and detailed notes on the organ and music are given in German, English and French, and the cover reproduces an attractive landscape painting. A most enjoyable recording of two excellent but rarely-performed Widor works, which will delight organ and orchestral lovers in equal measure." ~sa-cd.net
Kate Telfer, Gough, Royal Holloway Choir, Britten Sinfonia - Korvits: Kreek's Notebook (2013)

Kate Telfer, Gough, Royal Holloway Choir, Britten Sinfonia - Korvits: Kreek's Notebook (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67968

The Choir of Royal Holloway have proved themselves as inspirational performers of contemporary Baltic music through their previous recordings. The main work on this fascinating album is based on Estonian folk hymns, an unusual variant of folk melodies, collected in the early twentieth century for the first time by Cyrillus Kreek, who was the Estonian equivalent of Bartók or Grainger. Most of these religious folk songs were originally eighteenth-century Lutheran hymns which have been passed across generations and embellished with elements of secular folk-singing. During the Soviet regime, the singing of these religious songs was forbidden and this cultural genre was all but forgotten. By the end of the twentieth century fresh light could be shone on these folk collections, and Tõnu Kõrvits (born 1969) was particularly struck by the fresh possibilities and newly discovered meanings of folk hymns. In writing Kreek’s Notebook Kõrvits pays homage to Cyrillus Kreek while presenting a contemporary view of folk hymns. Although there is a dramatic unity to this eight-movement work, there is much diversity in timbre and scoring. The effect is improvisatory in the creative ornamentation of the vocal lines, and suffused with dreamy textures that bring to mind the great tradition of Eastern European choral writing.
Westminster Cathedral Choir, London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell - Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)
Westminster Cathedral Choir; City of London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66437 | Time: 01:07:58

Here's a Symphony of Psalms that successfully captures the spirit and letter of the work–reverence, jubilation, and celebration, as well as specifics of orchestral color and texture. Boys' voices–supposedly Stravinsky's original choice–contribute their share to the bright choral timbre, an effect that works very well. We also get first-rate performances of the Mass and the rarely recorded Canticum sacrum.
Al Di Meola - Morocco Fantasia: World Sinfonia Live with Special Guests (2017) {in-akustik INAK 9132 CD rec 2009}

Al Di Meola - Morocco Fantasia: World Sinfonia Live with Special Guests (2017) {in-akustik INAK 9132 CD rec 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 434 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 in-akustik | INAK 9132 CD
Jazz / World Music / Latin Jazz / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Guitar

A high point of the Moroccan music festival is without doubt the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Al Di Meola’s fantastic appearance in 2009 also represented a summit of different cultures and religions – Al Di Meola (guitar), Peo Alfonsi (2nd guitar), Fausto Beccalossi (accordion), Gumbi Ortiz (percussion), Victor Miranda (bass), Peter Kaszas (drums), and with special guests from Morocco, Said Chraibi (oud), Abdellah Meri (violin) and Tarik Ben Ali (percussion). On his third trip to Morocco, the public gave this exceptional guitarist a rousing reception and showed ist openness towards Western music – and Al Di Meola wowed the audience with a special repertoire.
The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, Harry Christophers - James MacMillan: Stabat Mater (2017)

The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, Harry Christophers - James MacMillan: Stabat Mater (2017)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 59:48 min | 146 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Coro

This new setting of the Stabat mater was commissioned by The Sixteen, whose director, Harry Christophers, contributes an enthusiastic booklet essay in which he numbers Scottish composer James MacMillan among "a trio of truly great composers of sacred music," the other two being Victoria and Poulenc. This will certainly come as news to Bach lovers, but the performance benefits from sheer commitment.
I Solisti Italiani - Mendelssohn: Octet Op.20, Sinfonia No.6, 10 (2007) (Repost)

I Solisti Italiani - Mendelssohn: Octet Op.20, Sinfonia No.6, 10 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:15 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: DENON | Catalog: COCO-70889

I Solisti Veneti is one of the first rank of small Italian chamber orchestras with modern instruments. Founded in Padua in 1959 by Claudio Scimone, it has made a reputation especially with Italian Baroque music, recording many works by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, Francesco Geminiani, Benedetto Marcello and Giuseppe Tartini. Giuliano Carmignola and Piero Toso were two of the soloists in the ensemble. The group has made over 300 recordings, many on the Erato record label. A number of these were first-ever recordings of works of Vivaldi, Albinoni and Rossini.
Ensemble Flatus & Enrico Casularo - Ruge: Concerto, Sinfonia, Arias and Chamber Music (2017)

Ensemble Flatus & Enrico Casularo - Ruge: Concerto, Sinfonia, Arias and Chamber Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:37 min | 252 MB
Label: Berlin Classics | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Filippo Ruge (1725-1767) was born in Rome, where he was a famous traverso player and a member of the prestigious Congregation of St. Cecilia. Later he settles in Paris, where he became a fashionable flautist and composer, soloist in the “Concerts spirituels”, orchestra conductor, and editor and promoter of Italian music in the French capital. In Paris he performed his own symphony “La tempête suivie du calme” (for strings and horns!), one of the most striking examples of French musical descriptivism.
Dieter Klöcker - Ignace Pleyel: Clarinet Concertos 1 & 2, Sinfonia Concertante (2008)

Dieter Klöcker - Ignace Pleyel: Clarinet Concertos 1 & 2, Sinfonia Concertante (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:22 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777241-2

Haydn's student Ignace Joseph Pleyel was nearly as prolific as his Austrian parents (he was one of 38 children), and not all of the various attempts to revive his work have found music worth reviving. His music remains mostly unknown, and instrumentalists and ensembles haven't sorted through it to find the gems. This effort by virtuoso German clarinetist Dieter Klöcker, who also wrote the rather abstract but cogent booklet notes, is one of the best contributions yet. The clarinet was a new instrument in Pleyel's time, and was undergoing rapid change.
Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Sinfonia Varsovia & Ian Hobson - Martinů: Early Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:27 minutes | 668 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Martinu’s mature orchestral works are now a mainstay of the repertoire. But the generous quantity of orchestral music he wrote between his late teens and early thirties is as good as unknown; some of it, indeed, has never even been performed. That’s the case with the ballet Stín (‘The Shadow’) from 1916, which has its world premiere in this recording – astonishingly, in view of the quality of the music it contains. Although the action of the ballet is dark – a girl dances with her shadow in the presence of Death – Martinů’s score presents a series of remarkably buoyant and cheery dances.