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Purcell - Odes for Saint Cecilia’s Day (Philippe Herreweghe) [1998]

Purcell - Odes for Saint Cecilia’s Day (Philippe Herreweghe) [1998]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans
Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901643 | 1cd, 299.64 MB

The odes that Purcell wrote for annual concerts in honor of St. Cecilia (the patron saint of music) are among his most celebrated works. Chief among them is Hail! Bright Cæcilia, which calls for the "Warb'ling Lute … airy Violin … Am'rous Flute," and all the Harmony of War," along with chorus and a bevy of soloists, to demonstrate their prowess… –Matthew Westphal
Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roi - Purcell: A Collection of Ayres (1999)

Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roi - Purcell: A Collection of Ayres (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 259.89 Mb | 64:03 | Scans included
Classical opera suites | Label: Nuova Era (ORF0876)

La Bande des Hautbois du Roi è un insieme di strumenti a fiato dedito al repertorio della musica di corte francese, inglese e tedesca del '700 e riprende nel suo organico l'insieme strumentale a fiato in uso nella corte di Versailles fra il XVII e il XVIII secolo. Tutti i componenti hanno studiato con i migliori specialisti europei e individualmente hanno preso parte all'attività di inportanti orchestre ed ensembles con strumenti originali, quali: European Union Baroque Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Le Concert de Nations, Capella Savaria, Wiener Akademie, The Age of the Enlightement, The English Baroque Soloists, Cappella di S.Petronio, I Barocchisti, Academia de Li Musici, Athestis Consort, Ensemble Elyma.

Gergely Sarközy - Purcell, Bach: Chaconne & Passacaglia (1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 12, 2017
Gergely Sarközy - Purcell, Bach: Chaconne & Passacaglia (1988)

Gergely Sarközy - Purcell, Bach: Chaconne & Passacaglia (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 182.97 Mb | 47:03 | Cover + booklet
Classical | Label: Hungaroton

Gergely Sárközy is a Hungarian musician who plays guitar, lute, lute-harpsichord, viola bastarda, and organ. He has produced numerous recordings and has helped in the creation of animated film soundtracks including that of A nyár szemei ("The Eyes of Summer") for which he won an Award for Best Sound Engineering together with Nikolai Ivanov Neikov at the 4th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival.
Les Nouveaux Caractères & Sébastien d'Hérin - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 (2017)

Les Nouveaux Caractères & Sébastien d'Hérin - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 123:25 min | 647 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 54 | Rls.date: 2017

With The Fairy Queen, Sébastien d’Hérin and Les Nouveaux Caractères set down on record their musical vision of one of Henry Purcell’s most compelling dramatic works. The 1692/1693 work dates from around half a century before two other Baroque scores which Les Nouveaux Caractères has tackled recently and received significant critical approval: Leclair’s Scylla et Glaucus and Rameau’s Les Surprises de l’Amour (the latter, like The Fairy Queen, appearing on Glossa).
Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (2011) (5 CDs)

Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (2011) (5 CDs)
MP3 320 kbps | 5CDs, 05:36:49 min | 617 mb | Covers -> 18,7 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone Classics

This disc represents Volume 2 of a set of the complete Beethoven symphonies currently in progress (the first volume, on the Talent label, included Symphonies 4 and 7 and was reviewed by Colin Anderson in 29:2). In a clumsily translated note Herreweghe refers to “nature” trumpets and “Baroque kettle drums with modern tuning”; these would appear to be the only concessions to period practice—by all accounts, the Royal Flemish orchestra employs modern instruments. This series would appear, then, to be comparable to the latest set conducted by Roger Norrington, with the orchestra of the Stuttgart Radio, on Hänssler.
Jill Feldman, Nigel North, Sarah Cunningham & Davitt Moroney - Purcell: Ayres & Songs from Orpheus Britannicus (2017)

Jill Feldman, Nigel North, Sarah Cunningham & Davitt Moroney - Purcell: Ayres & Songs from Orpheus Britannicus
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 139:46 min | 575 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 38 | Rls.date: 2017

It is an important moment in the life of a singer when she is able to confront the standard repertory. After years spent studying theatre and music in Shakespeare's England under the guidance of musicologist Philip Brett, Jill Feldman recorded two programmes of Henry Purcell's music in 1992, reissued here as a double CD. Many of the Ayres and Songs from Orpheus Britannicus are connected to the English theatrical tradition. In the earliest piece on this CD, From Silent Shades , and the latest, From Rosy Bow'rs , we hear one theatrical tradition placing the voice of truth in the mouth of a madman.
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Grands Motets (2016)

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Grands Motets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 95:48 min | 493 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2016

Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville continued and developed the French tradition of the grand motet set in place by Lully and Lalande, and four of these motets have now been recorded for Glossa by György Vashegyi with a quintet of masterly soloists, the Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir. Vashegyi, who is fast making his name in French repertoire, has chosen the music of this underrated composer to follow up his Glossa recording of Rameaus Les Fêtes de Polymnie.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (1995)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 51:54 | 254 MB
Genre: Classicalm, Opera | Label: Erato disques | Catalog: 4509-98477-2

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas is one of the very few 17th-century works to have entered the operatic "canon" and developed a modern performance tradition before the late 20th century's early-music revival. For listeners who had grown fond of this opera in its "traditional" form, the period-instrument recordings of recent years have provided some odd surprises: an all-female cast (excepting Aeneas); a baritone Sorceress; singing in a style closer to a Restoration playhouse than Covent Garden.
VA - Purcell, Locke, Blow & Gibbons (Wigmore Hall Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

VA - Purcell, Locke, Blow & Gibbons (Wigmore Hall Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:52 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Renowned period ensemble The English Concert and Harry Bicket are joined by two singers at the height of their powers, bright-voiced soprano Rosemary Joshua and the graceful mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, as they delve into the musical world in which Henry Purcell was immersed.
Emerson String Quartet - Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Emerson String Quartet - Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 73:33 minutes | 671 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Emerson String Quartet releases Chaconnes and Fantasias – Music of Britten and Purcell.