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Chamber Music - Released October 18, 2019 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released November 15, 2019 | Pan Classics

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released November 15, 2019 | Pan Classics

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An organist at the Spanish court during the reign of Philip V, José de Nebra wrote successful operas and zarzuelas (Spanish operettas). He also gave the world some religious music, which is slowly emerging from obscurity. He wrote this Requiem in 1758, for the funeral of the Queen of Spain Doña Bárbara de Braganza, a remarkable harpsichord player who studied under Domenico Scarlatti, and to whom the latter's famous 555 sonatas were dedicated. Made in the memory of the conductor Jesús López Cobos with whom José Antonio Montaño worked closely, this world-first recording of the Requiem by José de Nebra was made following a concert that marked 250 years since the death of the composer, who is thought to be one of the most important of 18th Century Spain. José Antonio Montaño conducts three ensembles whose recordings are touchstones in Spain: La Madrileña, an ensemble of period instruments which he himself founded; the Victoria Choir, which specialise in Renaissance polyphony and the Schola Antiqua which focuses closely on Gregorian chant. José de Nebra's liturgical music has survived in manuscript forum in the archives of the Royal Chapel of Madrid and it has not yet been fully published, or indeed even catalogued. Some of it can also be found in the archives of Rome's Sistine Chapel, in Munich, in Montserrat and in the Cathedral at Valladolid. A great deal of musicological work remains to be done, in light of the sheer quantity of works to be used. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released February 7, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released March 6, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released March 20, 2020 | Pan Classics

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The 17th century was marked on the one hand by war, infirmity and devastation, but at the same time by great innovations in research and science. In music, which until then had been characterized by structure and order, new ideals such as virtuosity and emotionality developed and created an antipole to the problems of the time. The new view of "Beauty - Belezza" places Lina Tur Bonet at the centre of her very personal programme, which brings together what she considers to be the most beautiful and stirring violin works of the period, presented in her own virtuoso and highly emotional style of playing. © Pan Classics
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Classical - Released May 22, 2020 | Pan Classics

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The autograph reference "Per la Sig.ra Geltruda" on the manuscript of Vivaldi's motet Clarae stellae, scintillate has long aroused the curiosity of researchers. By years of research around the Vivaldi expert Michael Talbot is now revealed who this "Signora Geltruda" is: Geltruda della Violetta was a girl from the Venetian orphanage La Pietà, where Vivaldi worked for over a decade. Geltruda probably had an exceptionally beautiful voice that quickly attracted the interest of important personalities. Vivaldi's motet dedicated to Geltrude was commissioned by the Marquis Bentivoglio of Ferrara, who was Geltrude's patron. The unusual voice of Geltruda is described as being particularly delicate and was probably especially effective in expressive and less virtuoso pieces. This style of writing is also found in other pieces by Vivaldi, most likely also written for Geltruda. The experienced contralto Alessandra Visentin is active at many of Europe's major opera houses and presents here with her first solo album a special jewel in terms of repertoire and interpretation. © Pan Classics
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Chamber Music - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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International Pop - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released June 12, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released June 12, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released June 12, 2020 | Pan Classics