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Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

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Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
Johann Sebastian - Carl Philipp Emanuel - Wilhelm Friedemann - Johann Christian

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:16:18
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190295888466

With his 2017 release on Erato, Jean Rondeau illustrates the beginnings of the harpsichord concerto, which can be traced from the Baroque masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach through the early Classical period, represented here by works of his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and Johann Christian Bach. While this celebrated musical dynasty contributed to many forms in the 18th century, the keyboard concerto was given a special, innovative treatment by the Bachs, who effectively put the genre on the map.

Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler) (2017)

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Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler) (2017)

Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler)
Classical, Baroque, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 94:49 min | 516 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

Hans-Eberhard Dentler, a graduate medical physician but also an outstanding cellist and pupil of the renowned Pierre Fournier and founder of a Bach Society in Italy, has occupied himself with this opus over the course of many years. Because he finally wanted to realize Bach's score in a manner true to its spirit and sound, he found a concept for his ensemble „L’Arte della Fuga“ that unifies its more profound scholarly background with practical musical and artistic aspects.

Le Petit Trianon - Boismortier: Sonatas & Trios (2017)

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Le Petit Trianon - Boismortier: Sonatas & Trios (2017)

Le Petit Trianon - Boismortier: Sonatas & Trios
Classical, Baroque, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:07 min | 333 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

An agreeable musician, clever, sociable, a shaper of verse, a man of wit whose sallies were greatly appreciated and whose fertile pen was guaranteed to turn out another volume of works every month, Boismortier was the perfect man of his time, courteous, cultured and able to adapt to his surroundings. In this, their first recording, Le Petit Trianon have chosen pieces from his immense body of work that felicitously blend the sonorities of the flute, violin, bassoon, cello and harpsichord.

Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015)

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Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015)

Alexander Knyazev - Johann Sebastian Bach: 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 429 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02397 | Time: 01:46:55

Equally adept with both the cello and organ, Alexander Knyazev, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory specializing in cello and Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory specializing in organ has long focused on the organ and cello repertory of J.S. Bach. Lauded for his innate musicality and interpretative skills, Knyazevs first public acclaim came as a cellist. This collection presents the rarely performed chorale preludes composed by Bach during his stay in Leipzig in the last decade of his life and not published until after his death. Recorded in 2012 in the Riga Cathedral in Latvia renowned for its historic pipe organ.

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs

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Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009) 2CDs

Maurizio Pollini - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 260 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 0289 477 8078 GH2 | Time: 01:50:24

There's nothing at all wrong with Maurizio Pollini's 2009 performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. The Italian pianist's intellectual lucidity, interpretive clarity, and technical virtuosity are apparent in every prelude and fugue, and his probing insights and penetrating analysis inform every note. However, there is almost nothing right with the sound quality of the recording. The piano sounds too distant, making it hard to hear precisely what Pollini is doing, but oddly, the ambient sound is too present, making every extraneous noise too loud. One should not hear the pedals being pressed and lifted, much less the clatter of the hammers and the twanging of the strings above the sound of the music. Worse yet, one can hear what sounds like every breath Pollini takes nearly as loudly as every note he plays. These are all grievous flaws that should have been eliminated, and their presence fatally undermines the brilliance of Pollini's performances. A reengineered version of these performances would be most welcome, but the present recording is so flawed that it virtually destroys Pollini's playing.

Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II (2017)

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Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II (2017)

Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 65:20 min | 151 MB
Label: Nibiru | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

« Il faut à l’interprète de Zelenka le sens du show et de l’humour, l’art de la polyphonie, le tact du timing, le goût d’une démesure triomphante mais légère. Ce que l’équipe d’Adam Viktora confirme disque après disque. […] L’or se pose donc sur un volume passionnant, dont les premières mondiales (cinq des huit pièces) comptent des trésors absolus à écouter sans tarder, le Nisi Dominus ZWV 92 et le Lauda Jerusalem ZWV 104. Efficacité thématique, mobilité harmonique, diversité formelle : Zelenka porte la concision discursive, l’attention au texte, à des sommets de prouesse d’écriture.» (Diapason, mai 2017 / Sophie Roughol)

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

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Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (CPE Bach, Cage, Mansurian, Liszt, Glinka, Chopin, Silvestrov, Debussy, Bartok) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 56’20 | 186.2 MB
Classical | ECM / 461 820-2

Comprising three centuries of noted composers' "minor" works, Lubimov's Der Bote (The Messenger) bears out its title with short, introspective pieces that capture thoughts of nostalgia, mourning, and meditation. The first work, C.P.E. Bach's 1787 Fantasy, sounds amazingly avant-garde, full of surprising darts and turns. And the experimental 20th-century composer John Cage's "In a Landscape" is an even bigger surprise. Instead of random keyboard plink-plunks, it's a diaphanous Debussyan tone poem, bound to startle party guests playing Name That Composer… –Dan Davis

I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2 (2017)

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I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2 (2017)

I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:18 min | 317 MB
Label: Dynamic | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Sammartinis first concerti grossi, those of his Op. 2, are considered to be among the composers masterpieces. These intensely inspired pieces, composed with such vigorous spirit, sometimes hardly seem to fit the measured form of the concerto grosso. Sammartinis themes enjoy a pliant lyricism, at times melancholic, at others passionate and vehement. The contrapuntal development is always masterful, both learned and extraordinarily subtle in nature, taking unexpected and thoroughly expressive turns, often through refined chromaticism and an original use of harmony.

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

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Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias
Classical, Baroque Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:33 min | 246 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Over a period of some twenty years, from the late 1720s, Handel composed a series of virtuoso arias using only thewords Allelujah and Amen as his texts. They were probably for use in private worship, and take their place in the tradition of Divine Song established by Purcell and other composers. Here they receive their first recordings, set in a context of contemporary sacred song and instrumental music, with theaccompaniment provided by the beguiling sound of two theorbos and chamber organ. They are heard here in the extraordinarily dramatic timbres of a male-soprano voice perhaps as close as modern listeners can come to the vocal acrobatics of the castrati who so amazed their own audiences.

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Grand Tour: Baroque Road Trip (2017)

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Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Grand Tour: Baroque Road Trip (2017)

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Grand Tour: Baroque Road Trip
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:28 min | 427 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

From London to Venice via Leipzig and The Hague, with Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip, simon Murphy and the New Dutch Academy take a fascinating journey through Europe in a sumptuous programme of Baroque musical treasures. Using authentic instruments in an immersive acoustic, these vivid performances not only celebrate the glories of the Baroque but also teh sheer joy of making music. ''We've aimed to create a musical experience where you can really feel the human physicality involved'', writes simon Murphy, ''…and the earthy and raw, textured and gritty, sometimes rustic aspects of this Baroque craft of music making.''

María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto (2017)

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María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto (2017)

María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto
Classical, Opera, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:02 min | 342 MB
Label: Audax | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Yet another world premiere from the Ensemble Diderot. Three stunning cantatas for soprano and orchestra by Giovanni Alberto Ristori, court composer in Dresden and deputy Kapellmeister to Johann Adolf Hasse. ​

Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)

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Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)

Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:00 | 394 MB
Genre: Baroque, Vocal | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 0289 453 4352 5

“During this visit, these young ladies were so obliging as to sing me a Salve regina, lately set by their father, in duo. It is an exquisite composition, full of grace, taste and propriety.” What more could one ask of an antiphon than that which Charles Burney found in an impromptu performance by Hasse’s daughters during a visit to their father in Vienna in 1772? Hasse composed several settings of the Salve regina of which Reinhard Goebel has chosen two for his interesting programme of vocal and instrumental pieces by the composer.

The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)

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The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)

The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 66:40 | 227.9 MB
Classical | Classic Company

Popular or famous Sistine Chapel Choir songs: Sopra Il Fieno Colcato, Tenebrae, Hodie Christus Natus Est, Benedictus Qui Venti, Dio S'ei Fatto Fanciullo. More music songs Christus Est Qui Natus Hodie, Rorate caeli desuper, introit in mode 4 for the 4th Sunday in Advent, O Come All Ye Faithful. More music songs Vexilla Regis, Ave Maria… virgo serena, motet for 4 parts…

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)

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Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 340 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 168 mb
Genre: classical pop, baroque, alternative

The Juliet Letters is a 1993 collaborative album between Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet, a four-piece classical group from England. The concept of the album consists of an imaginary scenario involving those who wrote letters to Juliet, as in Romeo & Juliet. Those letters are adapted in musical form where Costello sings over baroque pieces with hints of pop craftsmanship. This is a Warner Bros. production.

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)

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Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:34:15 | 934 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7231162

Handel's Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos) is bottom-of-the-barrel stuff, a pastiche (or, in the parlance of the time, pasticcio) of numbers from earlier operas stitched together into a mythological-pastoral plot that is absurd even by the standards of Baroque opera. It is a notable sign of the success of the Baroque opera revival that this has appeared on a semi-major label, Virgin Classics. The pieces were all from operas that were fairly recent at the time, and it's possible that the work was intended as a kind of greatest-hits reprise, but London audiences did not bite; the opera was long thought to be lost, and it had its modern premiere only in 2006, with newly written recitatives.