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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}
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© 1998 Alia Vox | AV 9804
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

Although the first full consort of viols did not arrive in England until 1540, there were actually several intriguing examples of what are now called "consort" music from before that time. Of course, the homogenous viol consort became supreme, and the present program (also featuring some 2-lute arrangements) focuses on the first part of that repertory. This developed at Elizabeth's court in the 1570s & 1580s, among professional musicians, but based on relatively restrictive models. Some pieces in the present program are composed freely, heralding the next step in consort development which, along with the small output of Byrd, allowed the English consort idiom to fully flower. Of course that was followed closely by the even larger and more famous repertory of consort music by composers such as Gibbons which was eventually geared more toward amateur players.
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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Couperin - Les Nations, 1726 (1986) [2CD] {2000 Naive-Astree Remaster}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Couperin - Les Nations, 1726 (1986) [2CD] {2000 Naive-Astree Remaster}
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© 2000 Auvidis France / Naïve / Astrée | ES 9956
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

Original released by Auvidis France in 1986. This reissue released by Auvidis-Naïve in 2000 (ES 9956). Couperin places himself between the Italian and French musical styles of his day to create something rather greater than either. For the most part early works, these sonatas with dance suites combine the style of Lully and Louis XIV's court with Corelli's brilliance: the result is a Grand Tour of the high Baroque, given, s'il vous plait, with a French accent. Savall's rendition, true to form, is dark, elegant, and supple. He assigns the trio-sonata texture to differing combinations of violins, oboes, and traversi, all with a large and inspired continuo group. Performers: Monica Huggett, Chiara Banchini, Ton Koopman, Hopkinson Smith, Stephen Preston, Ku Ebbinge &c. Highly recommended.
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Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial, Hesperion XX - Francisco Guerrero - Sacrae Cantiones (1992) {Naïve Astrée ES 9953 rel 2000}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial, Hesperion XX - Francisco Guerrero - Sacrae Cantiones (1992) {Naïve Astrée ES 9953 rel 2000}
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© 1992, 2000 Auvidis / Naïve / Astrée | ES 9953
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

Sixteenth-century Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero is featured in a reissued disc of motets for four, five, six, eight and 12 voices, with and without instruments. They come from a handful of collections published between 1555 and 1597 and show Guerrero’s skill in evoking a wide range of moods, joyful, sombre and contemplative in turn. Jordi Savall’s ensemble is well-equipped to project the skilfully wrought structures and expressive allure of the music. Some of the pieces fare better than others in respect of vocal texture and ensemble. Tenors and basses occasionally lack tonal refinement but, at their strongest the performances provide a radiant conspectus of Guerrero’s masterly motets.
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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Musicque de Joye (1978) {Astrée-Auvidis E 7724}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Musicque de Joye (1978) {Astrée-Auvidis E 7724}
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© 1978, 1987 Astrée / Auvidis | E 7724
Classical / Renaissance / Vocal Music / Chamber Music

Around the mid-16th century a collection of instrumental music titled Joyous Music (Musique de Joye) appeared in the French city of Lyons. Its contents featured music "appropriate for the human voice" and for "learning how to play spinets, violins, and flutes"--primarily in the form of dances such as pavanes, galliards, and branles. This recording--one of the finest of its kind in the catalog--gives us a generous sampling of the collection's great variety of pieces, which are played to near-perfection by an all-star lineup of early music specialists who perform on assorted viols, flutes, lute and guitar, spinet, and percussion. Three of the tracks are songs, expertly sung by soprano Montserrat Figueras--especially the charming "Il estoit une fillette" by Janequin.
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VA - Café Del Mar XX: Volumen Veinte (2014)
Author: jclane

VA - Café Del Mar XX: Volumen Veinte (2014)
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Label: Café Del Mar Music | Catalog.#: 1-2014-105 | Genre: Lounge, Chillout

There can only be one Chill Out and Lounge Compilation Series being the Market Leader and it certainly is the Café del Mar Series! There have since been many imitators, but only one true Café del Mar. No other album will reaffirm further this very simple statement than Volume 20 including exclusive tracks from Nightmares On Wax, Goldfrapp, Thievery Corporation, Rae & Christian , Penguin Café, Moby, M83, Morcheeba, Boards of Canada.
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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Alfonso X El Sabio - Cantigas de Santa Maria (1993) {Astree-Auvidis E 8508}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Alfonso X El Sabio - Cantigas de Santa Maria (1993) {Astréee-Auvidis E 8508}
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© 1993 Auvidis / Astrée | E 8508
Classical / Medieval / Chamber Music

Jordi Savall, once more time, shares with us a beautiful program of instrumentals and chorals pieces from the middle age. Alfons X El Sabio Cantigas are the most popular music pieces about this period, but also really majestic. The sound of this album is really magic. A very good choice for a first approach...
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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Samuel Scheidt - Ludi Musici, Hamburg 1621 (1997) {Fontalis-Auvidis France}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Samuel Scheidt - Ludi Musici, Hamburg 1621 (1997) {Fontalis-Auvidis France}
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© 1997 Fontalis / Auvidis France | ES 8559
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

Samuel Scheidt (baptized November 3, 1587 – March 24, 1653) was a German composer, organist and teacher of the early Baroque era. Samuel Scheidt published 4 collections entitled Ludi Musici between 1621 & 1627, whereas only the first publication (from which the present program is taken) survives complete. Scheidt continues to be the most significant of the early North German instrumental composers.
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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (1979) {EMI Electrola CDM 7 63071 2 rel 1989}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - - Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (1979) {EMI Electrola CDM 7 63071 2 rel 1989}
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© 1979, 1989 EMI Electrola | CDM 7 63071 2
Classical / Early Music / Medieval

"By the end of Middle Ages the monks of Montserrat had assembled a distiguished library. Unfortunately this was largely destroyed in 1811 during the Napoleonic wars. The most precious surviving medieval manuscript in the Scriptorium at Montserrat is undoubtedly the famous Ms. No. 1, known as the Llibre Vermell or Red Book of Montserrat, from the colour of the late 19th century velvet which covers the binding of the codex. The manuscript completed in 1399, originally contained about 172 double pages, or folios, of which 35 have been lost. Included in the Llibre Vermell are ten musical works - possibly more originally - by a number of unknown composers."
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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Espana Antigua - Spanish Secular Music c.1200-1700 (2001) {8CD Virgin Classics}
Author: ruskaval

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Espana Antigua - Spanish Secular Music c.1200-1700 (2001) {8CD Virgin Classics}
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© 1976-1986, 2001 Virgin Classics / EMI | 7243 5 61964 2 1
Classical / Early Music / World Music / Renaissance / Baroque / Medieval / Chamber Music

This box set comprises eight discs recorded by the remarkable Jordi Savall with his wife Montserrat Figueras and the wonderful Hespèrion XX. They span a period of ten or so years from 1976 were originally issued on LP by Virgin Classics. Since those days Savall’s performances have matured and grown in confidence but one can still easily recognize the brains behind the outfit and the sound-world he wanted to create. Later he moved to Auvidis Astrée and in more recent times has set up his own label - Alia Vox - where he really has been set loose. He has produced discs with superb documentation which have investigated many forgotten corners of medieval and Renaissance music which quite often we never even knew existed.
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Jamie xx - In Colour (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz]
Author: HDV

Jamie xx - In Colour (2015)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The release of In Colour comes on the back of an incredible six year creative period for Jamie xx, which has seen him alternate effortlessly between his role as founding member and producer of The xx, and creator of more electronic and club orientated music as Jamie xx. A string of acclaimed productions in recent years including debut solo single “Far Nearer,” remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Florence & The Machine, production work for Drake and Alicia Keys plus We’re New Here - Jamie’s seminal reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s final studio album - hinted at what was to come. With In Colour – a bold, celebratory, emotional record that features collaborations with The xx band mates Romy Madley Croft (“Seesaw” and "Loud Places”) and Oliver Sim (“Stranger In A Room”), Young Thug and Popcaan (“Good Times”) and Four Tet (“Seesaw”) – Jamie delivers his definitive artistic statement. Details
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