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Monteverdi - Madrigali Guerrieri Ed Amorosi - Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs (2002) {2CD Set Harmonia Mundi HMC 901736.37}

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Monteverdi - Madrigali Guerrieri Ed Amorosi - Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs (2002) {2CD Set Harmonia Mundi HMC 901736.37}

Monteverdi - Madrigali Guerrieri Ed Amorosi - Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs (2002) {2CD Set Harmonia Mundi HMC 901736.37}
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© 2001 Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901736.37
Classical / Baroque / Vocal Music

Monteverdi was seventy-one when he published his Eighth Book of madrigals. This collection, a monumental work of remarkable beauty, is a synthesis of all Monteverdi's experience in the realm of secular music. It is the culmination of a genre, the Italian madrigal, which here achieves a rare state of perfection. INDISPENSABLE!

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Couperin - Les Apothéoses (1986) {Astrée-Auvidis E 7709}

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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Couperin - Les Apothéoses (1986) {Astrée-Auvidis E 7709}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Couperin - Les Apothéoses (1986) {Astrée-Auvidis E 7709}
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© 1986 Astrée (Auvidis) | E 7709
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

Couperin’s synthesis of French and Italian styles reached a peak in two works of the 1720s which reveal his refined assimilation of their contrasting essentials. The shorter of them, L’apothéose de Corelli, pays tribute to Couperin’s older Italian contemporary in a Grande sonade en trio. L’apothéose de Lully, containing elements both of sonata and suite, is more complex, with a programmatic element signposted with carefully positioned tempo markings and a profusion of descriptive titles. Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XX provide lively, idiomatic performances employing a mixed ensemble – Couperin did not specify instrumentation; but some readers may, like me, find the spoken introduction to their movements irritating, especially since they are reproduced in the accompanying leaflet.

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018)

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Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018)

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:18:27 | 416 Mb
Classical, Opera, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Raphaël Pichon has invited Stéphane Degout to make his recording debut for harmonia mundi in a multifaceted exploration of the Underworld. The French baritone reincarnates the figure of Henri Larrivée, the famous tragedian of Rameau and Gluck. Around a reconstruction of an imaginary Mass of the Dead, sacred and secular merge, revealing some of the most extraordinary pieces from the operatic repertory of the Enlightenment. Music of death and mourning on an epic scale that inspires Pygmalion to overwhelming heights of pathos.

Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)

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Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)

Raaf Hekkema - Bach: Suites Transcribed for Saxophone (BWV 1007-1012) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 526 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 292 Mb | 02:07:28
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics

Raaf Hekkema: Since I started teaching at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, I have become more conscious of my self-chosen mission: to create a place for the saxophone within the classical music tradition. One way to do this is to forge a stronger bond between the players and the classical tradition, in the knowledge that the saxophone repertoire too is indebted to the great composers of the past. The most influential of them all is, without a doubt, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Telemann - La Chasse, Tragikomische Suites - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (1999) {Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901654}

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Telemann - La Chasse, Tragikomische Suites - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (1999) {Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901654}

Telemann - La Chasse, Tragikomische Suites - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (1999) {Harmonia Mundi, HMC 901654}
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© 1999 Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901654
Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

Telemann: Suites for Orchestra: La Chasse / Tragikomische Suite is 1999 Harmonia Mundi recording played by the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. Roman Hinke has written the music and Derek Yeld has translated them into English. Also included is a short biography of Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. Highly recommended. 5/5.

Phantasm - William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ (2012) (Repost)

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Phantasm - William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ (2012) (Repost)

Phantasm - William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:44 | 428 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 399

William Lawes, who was shot and killed during the English Civil War, was the intellectual of English viol music in the 17th century, and the pieces heard here will appeal most to those whose interests run to the brainy and slighly shocking: Gesualdo, Zelenka, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. "Consorts to the organ" are viol consort pieces with the accompaniment of a small organ, which here blends almost imperceptibly into the texture only to emerge into unexpected short solos.

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

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Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:17:44 | 210 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

BBC New Generation Artist Beatrice Rana sets her sights on Bach in this dignified reading of the Goldberg Variations. Treating every ornamentation and run with stately regard, Rana delivers a deep, meditative interpretation. Its closing “Aria” sounds so delicate that it feels at risk of floating away.

Telemann - Suite, Sonata, Concerti - Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) {Amadeus AM 313-2}

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Telemann - Suite, Sonata, Concerti - Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) {Amadeus AM 313-2}

Telemann - Suite, Sonata, Concerti - Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (2015) {Amadeus AM 313-2}
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© 2015 Amadeus | AM 313-2
Classical / Baroque

Born in Milan, Giovanni Antonini studied at the Civica Scuola di Musica and at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. He is a founder member of the Baroque ensemble “il Giardino Armonico”, which he has led since 1989. With this ensemble he has appeared as conductor and soloist on the recorder and Baroque transverse flute in Europe, United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Japan and Malaysia. He has performed with many prestigious artists including Cecilia Bartoli, Isabel Faust, Viktoria Mullova, Giuliano Carmignola, Giovanni Sollima, Sol Gabetta, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Kristian Bezuidenhout.

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)

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Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)

Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 391 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:14:42
Classical | Label: Mirare

Marc and Pierre Hantaï meet for a new fraternal adventure around the tutelary figure of J.S. Bach. These pieces for flute and harpsichord, whose writing is certainly one of the most accomplished of the baroque repertoire, allow at the same time the most touching expressive possibilities.

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)

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Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout - J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 538 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 Mb | 01:27:35
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Few violinists can move between a modern instrument and a period one with such ease—not to mention with such an idiomatic approach to so many styles of music—as Isabelle Faust. Following her award-winning set of the Mozart violin concertos, the German is joined by the ever-stylish keyboard player Kristian Bezuidenhout for Bach’s sonatas for violin and harpsichord. Both instruments sound magnificent, and these two great players bring breathtaking invention and imagination to the six sonatas. The humanity and warmth of Bach’s music is extraordinary, especially when played with the passion and flair encountered here.

L'Orfeo Blaserensemble & Carin van Heerden - Telemann: Wind Overtures, Vol. 1 (2018)

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L'Orfeo Blaserensemble & Carin van Heerden - Telemann: Wind Overtures, Vol. 1 (2018)

L'Orfeo Blaserensemble & Carin van Heerden - Telemann: Wind Overtures, Vol. 1 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 300 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:20
Classical | Label: CPO

Georg Philipp Telemann's extant works for wind ensemble take us into the unique region between military music, hunting music, and court music. However, these ensembles were active not only at the courts as part of the military staff but also influenced middle-class life in the towns through the garrisons stationed in them. Telemann was familiar with these ensembles both in the court and civic spheres, and about twenty works survive today in the characteristic wind instrumentation with woodwind instruments and a pair of horns, ten quintets of more than one movement, ten marches, and a wind version of the so-called Alter Overture TWV 55:F11. This CD presents five Quintets for Two Oboes (or oboi d'amore), Two Horns, and Bassoon (thoroughbass) – interpreted by the L'Orfeo Baroque Ensemble, which was established in 2009 with members from the L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra in order to apply the orchestra's approach to the orchestral literature in the genuine dimensions of a chamber ensemble.

Rolf Lislevand & Concerto Stella Matutina - Nuove Invenzioni (2018)

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Rolf Lislevand & Concerto Stella Matutina - Nuove Invenzioni (2018)

Rolf Lislevand & Concerto Stella Matutina - Nuove Invenzioni (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:55:05
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

If you like Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata’s wonderful way with old music, you’ll love this vibrant romp through some of the most engaging music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Frescobaldi and Handel are the best known of the composers here—the latter’s “Eternal Source of Light Divine” is magically updated. Rolf Lislevand’s lute- and theorbo-playing underpins the music with boundless imagination while some decidedly 21st-century muted brass-playing seems to take us into a Baroque jazz club. But then we are whisked back across the years for a thrillingly toe-tapping Pass’e mezzo e passacalli. Irresistible.

Sebastian Bohren - Bach: Violin Sonata & Partitas, BWV 1004-1006 (2018)

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Sebastian Bohren - Bach: Violin Sonata & Partitas, BWV 1004-1006 (2018)

Sebastian Bohren - Bach: Violin Sonata & Partitas, BWV 1004-1006 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 375 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:49
Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal Records

Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren and his recording of the complete Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo by Johann Sebastian Bach. On volume I the following works have been recorded: Partitas Nos. 2 and 3 in D minor / E Major, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas have an iconic status in the violin repertoire. Yet, little is known about the background of these fascinating works. Bach’s autograph manuscript is dated in Köthen in 1720, and it is commonly considered as the year when the cycle was completed. In his booklet notes Sebastian Bohren offers new perspectives of these masterpieces. Sebastian Bohren is considered one of the world’s most promising young violinists and maintains an extensive performing schedule.

Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica Houston - Hasse: Marc' Antonio e Cleopatra (2010)

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Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica Houston - Hasse: Marc' Antonio e Cleopatra (2010)

Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica Houston - Hasse: Marc' Antonio e Cleopatra (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 480 Mb | Total time: 46:22+43:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian | # DSL-92115 | Recorded: 2010

Later in life Hasse’s operas would be spoken of in the same breath as the poet Metastasio, whose librettos he frequently set, as though the two were one: a high-minded, classicizing Marc Antonio e Cleopatra . It brought Hasse a degree of renown in wealthy Neapolitan circles, and a commission from the San Bartolomeo opera house for Il Sesostrate . That in turn blossomed into a lucrative match-up, with seven opera seria composed and produced in six years, as well as a number of comic intermezzo operas and a full-length opera buffa for other venues. Hasse was suddenly on the fast track to fame and contracts.

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

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Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:19 | 501 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232181

When it came to writing Passions, C. P. E. Bach was certainly far more prolific than his father, whose St. Matthew Passion is by far and away the model against which all others are currently measured. He wrote 21 of these, or rather, he wrote bits and pieces of each one, the rest of which was cobbled together from works by his contemporaries and even his father.