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Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Parry: 12 Sets of English Lyrics, Vol. 1 (2016)

Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist, Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Parry: 12 Sets of English Lyrics, Vol. 1
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:48 min | 274 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2016

This month's new release from SOMM brings exciting news for all lovers of English Song! At long last, Hubert Parry's complete Twelve Sets of English Lyrics are now available, beginning with Volume I. The twelve sets, which also include other songs by Parry, are spread over three volumes which will be released at six-monthly intervals. This has been a close and enjoyable collaboration between SOMM, the excellent pianist Andrew West and Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams, three charismatic singers at the top of their profession, all sharing the same fondness for the expressive lyricism and eloquence inherent in Parry's songs.
Gritton, Brabbins, Bbc Concert Orchestra - Kuula: Songs & Orchestral Music (2011)

Gritton, Brabbins, Bbc Concert Orchestra - Kuula: Songs & Orchestral Music (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 296 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 191 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion | Catalog Number: 7272

This disc presents a survey of music by Finnish composer Toivo Kuula, a pupil of Sibelius. Best-known for his songs and choral music, Kuula s arresting orchestral music draws heavily on folk influences and constitutes some of the most striking Finnish music of its time. Renowned soprano Susan Gritton and the BBC Concert Orchestra under the inspired baton of Martyn Brabbins give spellbinding accounts of this gloriously colorful repertoire.
Britten: Rape Of Lucretia - Knussen, Kirchschlager, Gritton, Bostridge (2013)

Britten: Rape Of Lucretia - Knussen, Kirchschlager, Gritton, Bostridge (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 382 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog Number: 26722

Recorded live in 2011 at the Aldeburgh Festival, which Benjamin Britten founded in 1948, this performance of his dark, intense chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia stars Angelika Kirchschlager, Peter Coleman-Wright and Ian Bostridge, with Oliver Knussen conducting. “Everything, without exception, was right on the money,” said The Guardian,” … a dazzling success.”

Handel: Chandos Anthems - Gritton, Davies, Hobbs, Layton (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 12, 2013
Handel: Chandos Anthems - Gritton, Davies, Hobbs, Layton (2013)

Handel: Chandos Anthems - Gritton, Davies, Hobbs, Layton (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 353 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67926

Handel’s beautiful, intimate settings of liturgical texts written for the First Duke of Chandos are among his less well-known choral works—and are proved by this second volume from Trinity also to be among his loveliest. They are a perfect example of the composer’s English style heard in Acis & Galatea and oratorios such as Judas Maccabaeus.
Mozart: Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis - Nethsingha, Gritton, Challenger, St. John's College Choir (2012)

Mozart: Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis - Nethsingha, Gritton, Challenger, St. John's College Choir (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 786

On this disc, the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge performs alongside four soloists and the period instrument ensemble St John’s Sinfonia. The tenor Sam Furness and bass George Humphreys both started their careers as Choral Scholars with this very choir. The mezzo-soprano Frances Bourne is in great demand on the concert platform and has sung with many of Europe’s leading conductors; the soprano Susan Gritton has amassed a vast discography that has earned her two Grammy nominations and includes, for Chandos, recordings of works by Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan Williams.
Shostakovich: Piano Trios No 1 & 2, Seven Romances - Susan Gritton, Florestan Trio (2011)

Shostakovich: Piano Trios No 1 & 2, Seven Romances - Susan Gritton, Florestan Trio (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 239 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67834

After sixteen years of exceptional achievement and vast critical acclaim, the career paths of the members of The Florestan Trio are diverging. Sadly, the trio will disband at the end of this year and this disc marks the end of their studio career. For their final recording, the trio performs an all- Shostakovich program comprising the two piano trios and the Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, for which they are joined by soprano Susan Gritton. Written in 1923, the first trio was an astonishing achievement for a seventeen-year-old student.
VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)

VA - Archiv Produktion 1947-2013: A Celebration of Artistic Excellence from the Home of Early Music (2013) (55 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 55 CDs | 15,5 Gb | Scans -> 82,5 mb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque / Label: Archiv Produktion

This 55-CD set chronicles the remarkable Archiv label, begun in 1947. Devoted mainly to early and Baroque music, the recordings presented here, in facsimiles of their original sleeves (a nice touch), cover the period from Gregorian chant to Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth symphonies, played on period instruments. There are stops in between for a great deal of Bach, music of the Gothic era, the French Baroque (Mouret, Delalande, Rameau, etc), Gibbons, Handel (Alcina, La Resurrezione, Messiah, Italian cantatas), Telemann, Zelenka, Gabrieli, Desprez, Haydn, LeJeune, and plenty of the usual, as well as unusual, suspects. There’s also a final CD with selections of new releases (more Handel, Cavalli, Gesualdo, Vivaldi).
Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:37:19 | 763 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 0289 459 6882 7

It's been conventional wisdom for several generations that Solomon, great oratorio though it may be, contains a lot of deadwood; conductors have regularly cut some items and changed the order of others. (Even John Eliot Gardiner's excellent recording cuts about 30 minutes of music.) Leave it to Paul McCreesh to give us the complete score–and demonstrate that Handel's original structure makes plenty of sense and that every number is worthwhile.
Robert King, The King's Consort - Purcell: The Complete Secular Solo Songs (2004)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Purcell: The Complete Secular Solo Songs (2004)
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG | Scans | 818,69 MB
The King's Consort, Robert King | Released: 2004 | Label: Hyperion UK

King's Consort produces another brilliant interpretation and performance of works by Henry Purcell. This collection of Purcell's solo secular songs (though some, as the previous review mentions, have short duets within them) is superbly sung all around. A note on the vocals, they aren't the most "early music" vocals you'll find. The singers all certainly demand attention, but for me, I think that's perfectly fine. The very subdued singing that some take to Baroque music seems to detract from the emotion of these pieces–emotion that is clearly intended from the text painting. However, they also aren't sung in an unnecessarily grandiose way or with too much drive. Frankly, it's just right.

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Oct. 11, 2017
George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8.56 Gb | Total time: 31:26:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1190

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.