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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)
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Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn | # CKD 541 | Time: 01:15:32

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside settings of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises - caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light - are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices' complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional.

Tetraktys - De tristresse, de deuil, de desplaysance (2014) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1911}

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Tetraktys - De tristresse, de deuil, de desplaysance (2014) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1911}

Tetraktys - De tristresse, de deuil, de desplaysance (2014) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1911}
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© 2014 Olive Music / Et'cetera | KTC 1911
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

Songs from Ms. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonici Misc. 213. The Dutch recorder player Kees Boeke is a busy bee. From sunny Tuscany he produces, together with soprano Jill Feldman, not only his own olive oil and wine, but also his own CDs with Olive Music. Since 2003 CDs with new but especially old music have appeared here. An old love of Boeke is the music of around 1400, and this CD is also dedicated to this. And it is these unknown others who get all the attention here. They will be more than happy with this, because as always the musicians around Boeke deliver top performances. The singers Zsuzsu Tóth and Carlos Mena are exemplarily accompanied in their graceful but extremely difficult lines by fiddles, harp and flute. The thoughtful approach of Boeke also ensures that we hear all the refined subtleties in music.

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

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Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)

Ensemble Belcanto, Dietburg Spohr - Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum (2013)
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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.

Tetraktys - O tu cara scienca mie musica - Works from the Squarcialupi Codex (2006) {Olive Music om 007}

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Tetraktys - O tu cara scienca mie musica - Works from the Squarcialupi Codex (2006) {Olive Music om 007}

Tetraktys - O tu cara sciença mie musica - Works from the Squarcialupi Codex (2006) {Olive Music om 007}
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© 2006 Olive Music | om 007
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

The program is taken from the Squarcialupi Codex, a lavish manuscript of 14th-century Italian music, named after a 15th-century organist at the cathedral of Florence who came into possession of it. It is located in a Florence library but is now available in a very expensive facsimile. The music, all secular works originating in Florence, is grouped by composer (a portrait illuminates each group) and arranged in chronological order of their age. The first five composers have only six selections here, with the rest of the disc devoted to Bartolino and Andreas. The disc takes its title from Giovanni’s madrigal in praise of music, the first piece on the disc.

Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}

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Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}

Matteo da Perugia - Chansons - Tetraktys (2016) {Olive-Et'cetera KTC 1918}
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© 2016 Olive Music / Et'cetera | KTC 1918
Classical / Medieval / Early Renaissance / Early Music

Matteo da Perugia is one of the outstanding composer personalities in Italy at the transition between the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. Yet we know little about his life. We do not know the date of his birth, not even the year, nor is it certain whether the suffix “da Perugia” really means that Matteo came from this city. Relatively well documented, however, is his compositional work: all the compositions that are attributable with certainty to Matteo have survived in the same Codex.

Guillaume Dufay - Chansons - Tetraktys (2005) {Olive Music om 005}

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Guillaume Dufay - Chansons - Tetraktys (2005) {Olive Music om 005}

Guillaume Dufay - Chansons - Tetraktys (2005) {Olive Music om 005}
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Classical / Early Renaissance / Medieval / Early Music / Chamber Music

Jill Feldman has appeared under the direction of such distinguished musicians as Frans Brüggen, Andrew Parrot, Jordi Savall and René Jacobs. Kees Boeke has given seminars and master classes in recorder and early music around the world including the Deller Academy (Lacoste, France 1972-1982), Corsi Internazionali di Musica Antica (Urbino, Italy 1975-1982), Early Music Festival, Vancouver and has been artistic director of the International Early Music courses at San Floriano. He has recorded for all the major companies before starting his own label, Olive Music.

Ensemble Kantika, Kristin Hoefener - Estel de Mar: Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (2009)

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Ensemble Kantika, Kristin Hoefener - Estel de Mar: Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (2009)

Ensemble Kantika, Kristin Hoefener - Estel de Mar: Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:27 | 356 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chistophorus | Catalog: CHR 77312

The “Red Book” of Monterrat, the only medieval manuscript that survived the destruction of the monastery by Napoleon’s army in 1811 (it was out on loan and had to be bought back in 1885), has fared well on records, for its 10 pilgrim songs to the Blessed Virgin of Read more Mariam matrem virginem , although even with five strophes the song was no longer than several other pieces in the book.

Kathleen Battle, Leonard Slatkin, Orchestra of St. Luke's: A Christmas Celebration (1990)

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Kathleen Battle, Leonard Slatkin, Orchestra of St. Luke's: A Christmas Celebration (1990)

Kathleen Battle, Leonard Slatkin, Orchestra of St. Luke's: A Christmas Celebration (1990)
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Classical | Label: Emi Classics | # 47587 | Recorded: 1986

If you could only have two Christmas CDs, Kathleen Battle's "A Christmas Celebration" would definitely be one (and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" would be the other.)While Battle has been known to be a temperamental diva (leading to a quasi-banishment from operatic roles), her pretty, soaring soprano is without peer. So good is her voice that I would consider several of the cuts on this disc to be definitive performances, not only of Battle's repertoire, but of all performances ever of that song.Case in point would be her rendition of Gounod's "Ave Maria". Haunting and stunning at the same time, it's as if the angel itself were singing. "Mary Had a Baby" is another fabulously rendered, gospel-tinged beauty.One of the other strengths of the collection is the sheer breadth of carols and hymns. Modern, traditional, and ancient songs are here. Common carols and more unusual ones appear.

La Morra - Le Jardin de Plaisance: Songs from Late 15th-Century French Manuscripts (2003) {Raumklang RK 2301}

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La Morra - Le Jardin de Plaisance: Songs from Late 15th-Century French Manuscripts (2003) {Raumklang RK 2301}

La Morra - Le Jardin de Plaisance: Songs from Late 15th-Century French Manuscripts (2003) {Raumklang RK 2301}
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© 2003 Raumklang | RK 2301
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Renaissance

The generation of musicians after Guillaume Dufay began around 1450 to experiment with new compositional techniques that led to a very progressive and independent repertoire of secular songs. The ensemble 'La Morra', Basel, presents an anthology of this highly refined art of instrumental and vocal music-making in the freshness and immediacity of a 'garden of pleasure'.

Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

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Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}
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© 2018 Christophorus | CHR 7743
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred

The Cistercian order was born at the end of the 11th Century around the new monastery of Cîteaux and developed by Bernard of Clairvaux in the following years. Their aim was to return to the basics of the austere Benedictine rule, as opposed to the less stricter developments that had taken place around Cluny. These ideas quickly spread around Europe, producing great architecture and great liturgical music, devoid of embellishments and flourishments then considered unnecessary. Sabine Lutzenberger and her ensemble PERSONAT present the sounds of Cistercian monasteries all around Europe.

Rene Clemencic & Esmail Vasseghi - Duo Clemencic & Vasseghi (1987) {Accord 220812}

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Rene Clemencic & Esmail Vasseghi - Duo Clemencic & Vasseghi (1987) {Accord 220812}

René Clemencic & Esmail Vasseghi - Duo Clemencic & Vasseghi (1987) {Accord 220812}
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© 1987 Accord | 22081 2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Flute

"Lively authenticity" is one commentator's description of René Clemencic's musical performance aesthetic. The Viennese-born recorder player, composer, teacher, and conductor has sought this authentic mode of musical expression in an extremely wide range of musical experiences. Trained as a recorder player and keyboardist, earning a Ph.D. from Vienna University in 1956, Clemencic performs on a variety of early flutes, recorders, and other woodwind instruments.

The Telling - Gardens of Delight (2018)

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The Telling - Gardens of Delight (2018)

The Telling - Gardens of Delight (2018)
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Classical, Medieval | Label: First Hand Record / FHR68

References to lilies and roses and many other flowers abound in both secular and sacred texts that were set to music from across European medieval repertoire from the 12th to the early 15th century. These two flowers in particular provided a rich symbolism: lilies represented purity and brightness in a sacred context. Roses are often used to represent love, secular or sacred. Both flowers were strongly associated with the Virgin Mary – the lily particularly is associated with the annunciation, the biblical scene in which the Angel Gabriel appears to Mary to announce that she will give birth. Countless painting and altarpieces show Gabriel presenting a lily to Mary.

The Renaissance Players & Winsome Evans - The Sephardic Experience (1999) {4CD Box Set Celestial Harmonies 19911-2}

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The Renaissance Players & Winsome Evans - The Sephardic Experience (1999) {4CD Box Set Celestial Harmonies 19911-2}

The Renaissance Players & Winsome Evans - The Sephardic Experience (1999) {4CD Box Set Celestial Harmonies 19911-2}
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© 1999 Celestial Harmonies | 19911-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

The Sephardic Experience quadrilogy is a priceless sound document in which the Renaissance Players present their own performance versions of well– and lesser–known romansas (ballads), kantigas (religious songs) and muwashshahat (poetical forms) which have survived for centuries entirely via oral/aural transmission by parents, grandparents, friends and acquaintances within the family circle, while working, or as a form of ad hoc entertainment in Sephardic communities of the West and East. Sadly, as the end of the 20th century draws near we are witnessing the alarming disappearance of Spanish–Jewish culture due to vast, worldwide changes in social circumstances. In fact, these songs are no longer a part of the rich, musical fabric of the everyday life of the Sephardim.

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

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The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:30 | 289 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68134

Guillaume de Machaut was one of the most influential composers of the 14th century, and his secular love songs were as significant as his sacred masterpiece, the Messe de Nostre Dame. The Orlando Consort began its survey of Machaut's music with the 2013 album, Songs from Le Voir Dit, which was followed by The Dart of Love in 2015, and A Burning Heart in 2016, thus making Sovereign Beauty, their 2017 release on Hyperion, the fourth installment in this impressive series.

Rene Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana (version originale) (1992)

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Rene Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana (version originale) (1992)

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana (version originale) (1992)
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Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 90335 | Recorded: 1974

Famous as its title has become through Carl Orff's work of the same name, the original Carmina burana—a German manuscript collection of mostly secular songs, probably compiled in the early thirteenth century—is all but unknown to modern listeners. That it should be so is hardly surprising, since many of the pieces in the manuscript pose formidable editorial problems (inasmuch as they can be deciphered at all), and since virtually nothing is known about the manner in which they would have been performed and accompanied, nor about the circumstances under which they would have been heard. In short, it is improbable that any twentieth-century performance of songs from Carmina burana will ever come close to the original experience, and it would certainly be fairer to describe such modern reconstructions as the present one as little more than exotic entertainments loosely inspired by material from the manuscript, much as Orff's cantata is. On this record, first issued in 1975, René Clemencic has produced an interpretation that is fanciful, vividly colourful and reasonably entertaining. To have made it otherwise would have been to deny the music any artistic (by today's standards) or even commercial value.