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Sara Mingardo, Cenacolo Musicale - Bononcini, Lotti & Steffani: Se con stille frequenti. Duetti da camera (2016)

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Sara Mingardo, Cenacolo Musicale - Bononcini, Lotti & Steffani: Se con stille frequenti. Duetti da camera (2016)

Sara Mingardo, Cenacolo Musicale - Bononcini, Lotti & Steffani: Se con stille frequenti. Duetti da camera
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:39 min | 309 MB
Label: Outhere / Arcana | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2016

In the Baroque period, the duetto da camera, usually conceived for two equal voices and continuo, was an important form of vocal chamber music, of which innumerable examples are found in the works of composers associated with Venice, the leading protagonist in the history of this genre.

Krassimira Stoyanova - Verismo (2017)

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Krassimira Stoyanova - Verismo (2017)

Krassimira Stoyanova - Verismo
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:44 min | 160 MB
Label: Orfeo | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

After her debut album "Palpiti d'amour", followed by "Slavic Opera Arias" and a Verdi album, the Bulgarian soprano, Krassimira Stoyanova now turns her attention to "Verisimo" - the the broadest sense of the word. Again and again she lends those roles by Puccini, Mascagni, Cilea, Giordano, and Catalani her inimitably nuanced and finely resonant lirico spinto soprano, a voice which is both flexible and capable of the highest notes while possessing an enchanting sonority and profound middle range.

Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]

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Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]

Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]
Classical | Newport Classic NPD 85540 | TT: 58.08+57.48 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 517 Mb

Muzio Scevola ("Mucius Scaevola", HWV 13) is an opera seria in three acts about Gaius Mucius Scaevola. The Italian-language libretto was by Paolo Antonio Rolli, adapted from a text by Silvio Stampiglia. The music for the first act was composed by Filippo Amadei, the second act by Giovanni Bononcini, and the third by George Frideric Handel. Collaborations of groups of composers were common in the 18th century, though this is the only one done in London. Bononcini had written the music for two earlier treatments of this story on his own, works dating from 1695 and 1710. The opera's initial run of performances began at the King's Theatre in London on 15 April 1721. A part of the second act and the third part composed by Händel is documented on the production of new port Classic being here.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:06:47 | 581 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 3984-25490-2

It was only a matter of time before William Christie got around to recording Mozart's delightful 1782 singspiel, and the results are very happy indeed. Period instruments are just right for the raucous "Turkish" music Mozart composed for Entführung, and they go very nicely with the light voices Christie has chosen as well. Most successful is the Belmonte of tenor Ian Bostridge, already famous for his lieder singing.

Handel - Atalanta (Nicholas McGegan) [1995]

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Handel - Atalanta (Nicholas McGegan) [1995]

Handel - Atalanta (Nicholas McGegan) [1995]
Classical | Hungaroton 12612-14 | TT: 45.15+48.08+46.33 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 595 Mb

Atalanta (HWV 35) is a pastoral opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel composed in 1736. It is based upon the mythological female athlete, Atalanta, the libretto (which is in Italian) being derived from the book La Caccia in Etolia by Belisario Valeriani. The identity of the librettist is not known. Handel composed it for the London celebrations of the marriage in 1736 of Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II, to Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. The first performance took place on 12 May 1736 in the Covent Garden Theatre. It closed with a spectacular display of fireworks, which was highly popular with the royal family and the London audience, and the opera and fireworks display were revived a number of times in the year of its first performance.

VA - Kálmán: Die Bajadere (2017)

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VA - Kálmán: Die Bajadere (2017)

VA - Kálmán: Die Bajadere
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 108:31 min | 624 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

The Bayadere celebrated its premiere in Vienna in December, 1921. A few months later, in February, 1922, the Metropoltheater in Berlin staged this operetta by Emmerich Kalman. His music brings together Hungarian folk melodies and the Viennese waltz, displays operatic and melodramatic elements, and illustrates the American dance rhythms of its times. In addition, it offers exotic tone colors like those of the tarogato and specific rhythms designed to satisfy the longing for the faraway, foreign India. These ingredients came with the guarantee of musical success.

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VA - Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances (2017)

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VA - Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances (2017)

VA - Mozart 225: Legendary Opera Performances (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:47:21 | 401 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

The Decca Record Company stretches back to the late 1920's, and built a reputation at the forefront of audio reproduction. Today, Decca is a label of great diversity, home to many of the world's most distinguished artists, and with appeal to both specialist and mainstream audiences. The Decca Music Group also incorporates the Philips label. These labels are the home of an array of the greatest musicians, which include Juan Diego Florez, Andrea Bocelli, Renee Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli and Luciano Pavarotti.

Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tristan & Isolde (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 404) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

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Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tristan & Isolde (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 404) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Tristan & Isolde
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3x SACD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 934 MB | Full Artwork: 890 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 404 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"…Thanks to Marek Janowski's inspiring direction, the singers' commitment and the peerless sound quality, this recording sets a new benchmark for Tristan und Isolde in the 21st century and undoubtedly it is one that all Wagnerites will wish to investigate. Unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended." ~SA-CD.net

Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]

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Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]

Handel - Floridante (Alan Curtis) [2007]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 289 477 6566 | TT: 58.28+50.21+54.53 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 763 Mb

Handel wrote Floridante in 1722 for a London audience infatuated with Italian opera. The plot, like that of so many Baroque operas, was taken from ancient history and concerns romantic liaisons thrown into turmoil by political rivalries, in this case between Persia and Tyre. Handel wrote over 50 Italian operas, and it's remarkable that he was consistently able to summon such a high level of inventiveness and inspiration when faced repeatedly with librettos that must have come to look depressingly alike in the conventions of their labyrinthine plots. Handel, however, had strong enough musical and dramatic convictions that he refused to make alterations to the score of Floridante that would have changed the opera's character, after London's Royal Academy of Music informed him that changes in the performing personnel would require him to rewrite the vocal parts. Handel eventually made some adjustments, but stood firm about others – a bold position, considering the relatively low status of composers in the world of opera at the time. After the premiere with a less-than-ideal cast, Handel restored the score to his original intentions and it's that version that's heard on this recording.

Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]

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Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]

Handel - Ezio (Alan Curtis) [2009]
Classical | Archiv Produktion 289 477 8073 | TT: 67.56+61.08+57.45 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 907 Mb

Alan Curtis continues his exemplary series of Handel operas for Archiv with Ezio, a 1732 work that has received few modern productions. Its initial limited success and failure to generate much interest until the late twentieth century may have to do with its length (over three hours), its preponderance of recitatives, and the composer's reluctance to use the voices together in ensembles, so that the entire opera, until the final chorus, consists of solo singing. Handel's gift for astute psychological insight and distinctive musical characterization is evident throughout the score, and the recitatives, which are necessary for explicating Metastasio's convoluted plot, are not a problem when they are performed with as much vivid dramatic realism as they are here.

Yann Beuron, Tassis Christoyannis - Saint-Saëns: Mélodies avec orchestre (2017)

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Yann Beuron, Tassis Christoyannis - Saint-Saëns: Mélodies avec orchestre (2017)

Yann Beuron, Tassis Christoyannis - Saint-Saëns: Mélodies avec orchestre
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:57 min | 256 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Although the turn of the twentieth century marked the golden age of French song, the genre was generally accompanied on the piano and only rarely orchestrated by its composers.But Camille Saint-Saëns, a great lover of poetry, was also a champion of the orchestrated mélodie and the French coloristic style. He also wanted to counterbalance the overwhelming popularity of operatic arias in concert programmes. An immense admirer of Victor Hugo, Saint-Saëns set many of his poems to music, including L Enlèvement, Rêverie, and Le Pas d armes du Roi Jean, regarded as one of his masterpieces.

Günther Groissböck & Gerold Huber - Schubert: Winterreise (2017)

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Günther Groissböck & Gerold Huber - Schubert: Winterreise (2017)

Günther Groissböck & Gerold Huber - Schubert: Winterreise
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 70:50 min | 163 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Im Herbst 1827 komponierte Franz Schubert nach Texten von Wilhelm Müller seinen Zyklus »schauerlicher Lieder«. Günther Groissböck, basso cantante aus Überzeugung, interpretiert alle 24 Lieder in der klassischen, handelsüblichen Version für tiefe Stimme.

Günther Groissböck & Gerold Huber - Schubert: Schwanengesang (2017)

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Günther Groissböck & Gerold Huber - Schubert: Schwanengesang (2017)

Günther Groissböck & Gerold Huber - Schubert: Schwanengesang
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 54:59 min | 127 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Im Januar 1829 kündigte der in Wien tätige Verleger Tobias Haslinger vierzehn Lieder von Franz Schubert an, „die letzten Blüthen seiner edlen Kraft …, die er im August 1828, kurz vor seinem Dahinscheiden, geschrieben“.

Handel - Il Pastor Fido (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]

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Handel - Il Pastor Fido (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]

Handel - Il Pastor Fido (Nicholas McGegan) [1994]
Classical | Hungaroton 12912-13 | TT: 75.20+71.43 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 684 Mb

L'opera fu composta nel 1712 e andò in scena per la prima volta il 22 novembre dello stesso anno, sotto la direzione del compositore stesso, al Her Majesty's Theatre di Londra. L'accoglienza fu generalmente negativa, probabilmente a causa delle elevate aspettative che il pubblico nutriva in seguito al successo dell'opera Rinaldo. Un commentatore riporta che "la scenografia rappresentava unicamente l'Arcadia, i costumi erano vecchi e l'opera breve". I ruoli di Mirtillo e Silvio furono interpretati dai castrati Valeriano Pellegrini e Valentino Urbani. L'ouverture è in sei movimenti appare eccessivamente ampia per quei tempi: è verosimile pensare che fosse stata scritta come una suite orchestrale distinta dall'opera.

Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration [1994]

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Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration [1994]

Kiri Te Kanawa: Sorceress - A Handel Celebration (Christopher Hogwood; The Academy of Ancient Music) [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 298 MB
Classical | Label: Philips; Polygram Records | Catalog Number: 434 992-2 | TT: 77:55

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC (born 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand/Māori soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968. Acclaimed as one of the most beloved sopranos in both the United States and Britain she possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice, singing a wide array of works in multiple languages from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini…