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José Miguel Moreno - Weiss: Ars Melancholiae (1994)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 11, 2018
José Miguel Moreno - Weiss: Ars Melancholiae (1994)

José Miguel Moreno - Weiss: Ars Melancholiae (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:03:58 | 266 Mb
Classical | Label: Glossa Music

There was a point where the lute sonatas of Sylvius Leopold Weiss were so obscure that Andrés Segovia would play them on guitar thinking he was doing them a favor through reviving them on the "superior" instrument. However, Weiss played a 13-course lute and Segovia's Spanish classical guitar naturally has only six strings; while Segovia considered an instrument like Weiss' as having "too many strings," it is nevertheless the right one to play Weiss' music on, owing to its tone and special resonance. One of the finest players of 13-course lute is Spaniard José Miguel Moreno, who has played in Jordi Savall's group Hesperion XX and leads another, La Romanesca. Glossa's Sylvius Leopold Weiss: Ars Melancholiae consists of two complete Weiss sonatas, two chaconnes, and a little clutch of single pieces placed at the album's center; recorded in 1993, this is one of the finest single-disc collections devoted to Weiss ever.
Gunar Letzbor & Ars Antiqua Austria - Lonati: Sonate da chiesa (2018)

Gunar Letzbor & Ars Antiqua Austria - Lonati: Sonate da chiesa (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 321 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 25 | Time: 57:15 min

Carlo Ambrogio Lonati, a flamboyant character from Italys violin scene, was born in Milan and moved to Rome at age 25, where he became known as the hunchback of the Queen Christina of Sweden. His stature predestined him as a singer for roles of gnomes and dwarves in Romes opera scene. Corelli played for a few years in the orchestra directed by Lonati, its concertmaster.

Ars antiqua: Organum, Conductus, Motet  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at March 26, 2018
Ars antiqua: Organum, Conductus, Motet

Ars antiqua: Organum, Conductus, Motet (Music in Medieval Europe) by Edward H. Roesner
2009 | ISBN: 0754626660 | English | 538 pages | PDF | 29 MB
Sang-Hie Lee, Martha Thomas & Kyoung Cho - Ars Nostra: But Now the Night (2016)

Sang-Hie Lee, Martha Thomas & Kyoung Cho - Ars Nostra: But Now the Night (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 01:09:04 | 220 Mb
Modern Classical | Label: Ravello Records

Music for two pianos as a genre has gained reputation and momentum among composers and performers in the academic piano world. Piano Duo is a relatively new phenomenon that began in the late Romantic period. The Piano Duo project began in 2008 with composers Paul Reller, Eun-Hye Park, Gerald Chenoweth and pianist Min Kwon.
Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor & St. Florianer Sängerknaben - Weichlein: Messen (2018)

Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor & St. Florianer Sängerknaben - Weichlein: Messen (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 605 MB
Label: Accent | Tracks: 19 | Time: 124:54 min

Romanus Weichlein was born in Linz to parents who were musicians and who gave him a good musical education. He received his first formal training at the abbey of Lambach and entered the Benedictine Order in 1671. He then went to Salzburg where he got acquainted with Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. He returned to Lambach, and later became chaplain and musical director of the Benedictine convent of Nonnberg in Salzburg. His oeuvre consists of twelve sonatas for strings and a collection of seven mass settings.

Ars nova: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 24, 2018
Ars nova: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century

Ars nova: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century (Music in Medieval Europe) by John L. Nádas,‎ Michael Scott Cuthbert
2009 | ISBN: 075462708X | English | 594 pages | PDF | 38 MB
Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 19 | Time: 72:37 min

William Jackson of Exeter (17301803) was a painter and writer as well as a composer, but he has been, until now, something of a hidden treasure. As Timothy Roberts writes in his introduction to this first album of Jacksons music, his songs are rooted in English traditions, and if his harmonies rarely move beyond those of Corelli and Handel, Jacksons emphasis on sensibility also brings hints of early Romanticism. One contemporary observed that His melodies were pure and natural, resulting in music that is both elegant and charming. This recording brings two esteemed early-music stars into the Toccata Classics catalogue: Dame Emma Kirkby and Charles Daniels.

Ars Pro Vita - Minor (2017)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 3, 2018
Ars Pro Vita - Minor (2017)

Ars Pro Vita - Minor (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 364 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Ars Pro Vita are two brothers. They live in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Ars Pro Vita is the result of a flood of ideas to realize projects which subjects may always reflect their views on life, human nature and its idiosyncrasies. Music is an art form. Life needs art to stay alive. Their aim is to spread our music as a form of art to serve life. Art For Life. Ars Pro Vita.
Minor is about freedom and its absence. The scenery could take place today, but it was set at the time of free people, kidnappers, large wooden ships and total lack of the concept of human rights. Along the songs Minor tells about life, affection, fear, suffering and his quest in search to escape from slavery. Minor is timeless. Minor screams for an inherent value of life. Minor could be me, could be you, could be anyone. Minor wants to tell his story… so that it doesn't happen ever again.
Spices! Perfumes! Toxins! - Dukas, Dorman - Aron Leijendeckers & Dan Townsend (2018) {ARS ARS38234 Official Digital Download}

Spices! Perfumes! Toxins! - Dukas, Dorman - Aron Leijendeckers & Dan Townsend (2018) {ARS ARS38234 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 170 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Ars Produktion | ARS3823
Classical / Early 20th Century / 21th Century / Modern Classical / Percussion / Orchestral

Works for percussion and orchestra can be timbral gimmickry from the workshops of compositional Avantgardists; or they are rhythmically inspired by the nature of the solo instrument. However, they can also be full of melody and feeling. This is true of Avner Dormans Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! a concerto for two percussionists and orchestra. Instead of hailing from a theoretical ivory tower, this work adheres to the basic form of the solo concerto. In spite of this, every note speaks the language of modernism while steering clear of typically engineered moments.

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 23, 2017
Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017)

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 241 MB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 15 | Time: 58:23 min

On this release, Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen continue their exploration of Danish vocal music. The main work here, Line Tjornhojs Vox Reportage, was composed in close co-operation with the artists, and weaves various sources together including 1981 Nobel laureate Elias Canetti, Chelsea Manning, and Rabiahal Adawiyya (8th-century Iraq) to create a reportage on the nature of humanity over the past thousand years. In Carl Nielsens Three Motets, Renaissance polyphony and the composers more personal style are molded into something fresh and powerful; the Swedish Romantic composer Stenhammarsets Danish texts, while Holmboesets British border ballads. Everything about this album crosses borders of one kind or another!