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Nadia Boulanger & VA - Fauré: Requiem - Nocturne - Quatuor à cordes - Pie Jesu (2021)

Nadia Boulanger & VA - Fauré: Requiem - Nocturne - Quatuor à cordes - Pie Jesu (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 311 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | Covers included | 01:12:45
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

On February 17, 1962, the public came to hear, at Carnegie Hall, the third of four concerts conducted by Nadia Boulanger - the first woman to take the pulpit of the New York Philharmonic: Three Psalms of his sister Lili and the Solemn Music of Virgil Thomson (orchestrated for the occasion) will be preceded in the program by Faurй's Requiem (1887-1901). Leonard Bernstein, mounted on stage, specifies that it will be given in memory of Bruno Walter, who died the same morning. “A man who was all kindness, warmth, kindness and devotion. We can only mourn him and pay homage to him."
Il Convito & Maude Gratton - W.F. Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Il Convito & Maude Gratton - W.F. Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 73:27 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The image of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710– 84) most widely prevalent in our time is that of an eldest son as it were haunted by the memory of his father but who, nevertheless, crippled by gambling and drinking debts, was obliged to sell his share of the precious inheritance constituted by Johann Sebastian’s manuscripts. Yet he was also one of the first composers to carve out a ‘freelance’ existence, like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart some years after him.
Joseph-Ermend Bonnal - Quatuors à cordes nr. 1 & 2 - Quatuor Debussy (2000)

Joseph-Ermend Bonnal - Quatuors à cordes nr. 1 & 2 - Quatuor Debussy (2000)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 243 MB | Artwork @ 600dpi: 39 MB | TT: 54:32 | 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical | Style: Chamber music | Release date: January 1, 2000 | | Label: Arion | Catalog nr.: ARN48504

Based only on these 2 quartets, I would have to rank Joseph-Ermend Bonnal as one of the best composers I have never heard of.
Guillaume Bellom & Quatuor Girard - Saint-Saëns: Quatuor à Cordes No.1, Quintette Avec piano (2019)

Guillaume Bellom & Quatuor Girard - Saint-Saëns: Quatuor à Cordes No.1, Quintette Avec piano (2019)
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 307MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music

Entre le quintette et le quatuor de Saint-Saëns, il y a toute une vie de compositeur, des joies, des douleurs, des idées, des motifs, la construction d'une existence et d'une esthétique. C'est cette substance éminemment sensible que le Quatuor Girard, une des formations françaises les plus prometteuses du moment, accompagné du jeune pianiste Guillaume Bellom, a voulu saisir dans ce nouveau disque B Records, enregistré dans l'atmosphère douce et feutrée de la Fondation Singer-Polignac.
VA - Luigi Boccherini: Quintette «La musica notturno» - Trio à cordes - Sinfonia «La casa del diavolo» (2021)

VA - Luigi Boccherini: Quintette «La musica notturno» - Trio à cordes - Sinfonia «La casa del diavolo» (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 346 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | Covers included | 01:15:12
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Un portrait de Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) sans concerto pour violoncelle, sans le menuet fameux du quintette en mi majeur ? Mais non moins fidèle au caractère du compositeur toscan émigré en Espagne : fantasque et passionné.
Éric Le Sage, Quatuor Strada - Brahms: Quatuors à cordes, quintette pour piano et cordes  Vol.6 (Live) (2020)

Éric Le Sage, Quatuor Strada - Brahms: Quatuors à cordes, quintette pour piano et cordes Vol.6 (Live) (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:12:43 | 600 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: B Records

Pour Johannes Brahms, l’essence et la spécificité même de la musique de chambre se nichaient dans le quatuor à cordes, et la forme lui inspirait tant de respect et d’exigence qu’il brûla par dizaines ses premiers essais en la matière. C’est dire si les trois quatuors réunis ici, auquel s’adjoint naturellement le sublime quintette avec piano, représentent la substantifique moelle de l'oeuvre du grand "Viennois", un magique point d’orgue dans cette exceptionnelle intégrale Brahms dans le cadre de série de concerts de "La Belle Saison".
Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Andrea Gabrieli: Madrigali e Canzoni (1999)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Andrea Gabrieli: Madrigali e Canzoni (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 68:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 999 642–2 | Recorded: 1998

Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1510-1586) was one of the first native Venetians to hold the positions of Second and then First Organist in the basilica of San Marco. These were the highest musical appointments in the city, and their holders was expected to compose much of the music they played. In the event, like his predecessor Merulo and his successor (his nephew Giovanni Gabrieli), Andrea was adept at all musical forms, especially the new and up-to-date (very secular) madrigal, a sort of vocal chamber music. A splendid selection of these, interspersed with instrumental canzoni (in which one can see the influence he had on his more-famous nephew) that offer welcome contrast to the vocal music. Manfred Cordes leads Weser-Renaissance Bremen in pungent period-instrument performances.
Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Hassler: Cantate Domino, Motets & Organ Works (2000)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Hassler: Cantate Domino, Motets & Organ Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 72:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 999 723–2 | Recorded: 1999

Lovers of high-Renaissance polyphony will find much to enjoy with this new CPO release of works by the German composer Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612). Like his contemporary and friend Giovanni Gabrieli, Hassler’s advanced use of polychoral techniques (which would acheive ultimate fruition in the settings of Heinrich Schütz) earned him great fame and recognition in his day. While it’s unlikely that Hassler ever heard his music performed in a program like this, one that intersperses various combinations of solo, instrumental, and choral works, the performances nevertheless provide a fascinating musical glimpse into the work of this rarely recorded master.
Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Orlando di Lasso: Eine Marienvesper Weser (2006)

Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes -Orlando di Lasso: Eine Marienvesper Weser (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:00 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777182

Bremen-based Weser-Renaissance is one of the European historical-performance ensembles that has signed on to the American-spawned one-voice-per-part movement in the performance of German Baroque choral music. Its smooth, almost silky sound is attractive, and in smaller works of the seventeenth century, such as those of Schein, results in powerful, rather inward-looking performances. Here the group sets out, quoting annotator Franz Korndle, "to convey an impression of festive liturgical music such as it was performed in the Munich court chapel under Orlando di Lasso." The degree of musicological investigation involved is impressive.
Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Johann Grabbe: Madrigals & Instrumental Works (2012)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes - Johann Grabbe: Madrigals & Instrumental Works (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:34 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: CPO | Catalog: cpo777662-2

Comparable to Heinrich Schütz as a composer but not as well known, Grabbe is regarded as an important mediator of Italian vocal artistry in the north-western region of Germany. Since he was influenced by Franco-Flemish polyphony and the English compositional style, he embodied the leading musical trends of his time. This release continues CPO's new series in musicians and music of the Weser-Rennaisance in northern Germany.