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J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}

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J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Ji (2018) {Parlophone-Warner 0190295719371 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Parlophone Records / Warner Music | 0190295719371
Classical / Baroque / Piano

The young pianist who blew everyone away at the GRAMMYs recorded Bach's Goldberg Variations as label debut. The Korean-born, US-trained pianist known simply as Ji is very much a classical musician for the 21st century. Having won the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition at the age of just 10, he went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Described by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted, sensitive young pianist who is clearly going places,” he has chosen Bach’s sublime Goldberg Variations for his debut on Warner Classics. “Classical music is never going away,” he says, “We live in very modern world, and it’s our job to live in the moment, but it’s also our job to respect and preserve tradition.”

Konrad Junghanel, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Franco Fagioli - Handel: Teseo (2009)

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Konrad Junghanel, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Franco Fagioli - Handel: Teseo (2009)

Konrad Junghänel, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Franco Fagioli - Handel: Teseo (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 745 Mb | Total time: 68:21+63:38+27:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.437 | Recorded: 2009

Following the triumphant success of Rinaldo, Handel’s third London opera, Teseo (1713), was intended to make the still unusual genre of opera more attractive to the English public. That in fact Handel was able to latch on to the success of Rinaldo was due, likewise, to the many stage effects and a richness of musical ideas. At the same time Teseo is in many respects an exception, since the Italian libretto of Nicola Haym is based on a French model, and therefore retains the structure of five acts which was usual in France. And Handel proved that apparently he too had grappled with the Franch opera tradition. As an exception, one finds forms here which do not fit into the standard patterns of secco recitative and da capo aria. Only for the role of Medea did Handel compose several accompagnato recitatives and arias, which, though on the surface they follow the da capo form, as in the example of “Morirò, ma vendicata” from act 5, with its abrupt changes from dark plaintive tones and wild outbreaks of anger in the A section, depart markedly from the rules of aria composition at that time. Many duets, as well as a chorus point musically to the French tradition.

J.S. Bach - Cello Suites for Guitar - Tilman Hoppstock (2018) {Christophorus CHR77422 Official Digital Download}

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J.S. Bach - Cello Suites for Guitar - Tilman Hoppstock (2018) {Christophorus CHR77422 Official Digital Download}

J.S. Bach - Cello Suites for Guitar - Tilman Hoppstock (2018) {Christophorus CHR77422 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Christophorus | CHR 77422
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Classical Guitar

Tilman Hoppstock is one of Germany’s most famous guitar players and the work of Bach stands in his focus for a long time: His research of over 30 years culminated in the publication of two book titles and his musicological edition is considered today a standard work by nearly all guitarists who occupy themselves with Bach. In 2013 he earned the doctor’s degree for his research on Bach. The Six Suites for solo cello are nowadays performed on a wide range of instruments and Tilman Hoppstock has adapted the Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 5 for his instrument the guitar. His large knowledge of the contrapunctal technique of Bach combined with his stupendous virtuosity on the guitar resulted in a recording of great musicality and sensibility. © Christophorus

Girolamo Frescobaldi - Affetti amorosi - Le Banquet Celeste, Damien Guillon (2018) {Glossa GCD 92370 Official Digital Download}

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Girolamo Frescobaldi - Affetti amorosi - Le Banquet Celeste, Damien Guillon (2018) {Glossa GCD 92370 Official Digital Download}

Girolamo Frescobaldi - Affetti amorosi - Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon (2018) {Glossa GCD 92370 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 340 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
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© 2018 Glossa | GCD 923702
Classical / Early Baroque

With Affetti amorosi Damien Guillon directs a dazzling selection of vocal works from Girolamo Frescobaldi, drawn from the Ferrara composer’s two books of Arie musicali. These arias date from 1615-1630, by which time Frescobaldi, now resident in Rome, had become a “cult” composer, and permitted great expressive freedom in the performance of his music.

Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel - Telemann: Sinfonia Spirituosa, String Concertos (2002)

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Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel - Telemann: Sinfonia Spirituosa, String Concertos (2002)

Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel - Telemann: Sinfonia Spirituosa, String Concertos (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:07 | 440 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 471492

If you're one of those who feel Telemann has gotten a bad rap, your day has come. Here's a disc that will make even diehard skeptics take another listen to this Baroque master. Reinhard Goebel and the Musica Antiqua Köln perform a program of Telemann's chamber music for strings, including a pair of symphonies (which didn't mean nearly the same thing to Telemann as it did to Mozart or Beethoven), a suite, and a series of concertos (which also meant something else to him).

Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)

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Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)

Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 58:38 | 243.00 MB
Classical | Label: EMI Classics - Virgin Classics Angel Records (London), EU

Kathleen Battle (born August 13, 1948, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA) is an American soprano known for her agile and light voice and her silvery, pure tone. Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid 1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle expanded her repertoire into light lyric soprano and lyric coloratura soprano roles during the 1980s and early 1990s. Although she no longer appears in operas, Battle remains active in concert and recital performances.

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - Vivaldi: Concerti per mandolini (2002) (Repost)

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Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - Vivaldi: Concerti per mandolini (2002) (Repost)

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - Vivaldi: Concerti per mandolini (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:29 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 5 45527 2

For fans of the classical mandolin, here is a disc of the best works for the instrument by Antonio Vivaldi, the best friend the mandolin ever had. And for the rest of the world, here is a disc of colorful Baroque concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, the best friend the Baroque concerto ever had. After all, Vivaldi may have been the mandolin's best friend, but even he could only compose so many mandolin concertos.

Denys Darlow, The London Handel Orchestra - Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth (2005)

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Denys Darlow, The London Handel Orchestra - Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth (2005)

Denys Darlow, The London Handel Orchestra - Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 638 Mb | Total time: 123:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDD22050 | Recorded: 1982

Handel tinkered with this allegory throughout his career, producing various versions in Italian and English. The plot is a contest for the heart and mind of Beauty: Pleasure and Deceit encourage hedonism, arguing that "life consists in the present hour." Time and Counsel advise Beauty to forswear worldly pleasures, which "will soon decay". (Guess who wins.) You'd expect the villains to get all the good tunes, but the musical interest here is evenly spread. Time and Counsel get lively and contemplative arias; in particular, Varcoe makes Time's "Loathsome urns" beguiling and chilling. Kirkby, playing a villain for once, is an all-too-convincing Deceit; Partridge as Pleasure, though not ideally youthful, makes some gorgeous sounds. Fisher is well cast as Beauty, and Darlow's direction is a triumph.
–Matthew Westphal

Ludger Remy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske (1999)

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Ludger Remy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske (1999)

Ludger Rémy, Michaelstein Telemann Chamber Orchestra - Telemann: Die Auferstehung; De Danske, Norske og Tydske Undersaatters Glaede (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 60:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 634-2 | Recorded: 1998

Georg Philipp Telemann's late work is almost inexhaustible in terms of surprises. How many times have I written this and yet I am not yet embarrassed to proclaim it again. With which creative power the 80 year old opens new worlds of expression at the end of the 18th century, one can only be astonished by his last oratorios. One of the very last - from 1761 - is his Easter oratorio "Die Auferstehung" (not to be confused with the "Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu", 1760). There is no longer a rigid sequence of recitatives and arias: flexible, almost through-composed, the music follows the strong affects of the (excellent) libretto, always in search of unconventional means of expression, such as a dramatic accompaniment, accompanied only by a highly virtuosic solo violin becomes. Or the beginning of the words: "Du tiefe, tote, grauenvolle Stille" …

Claire Guimond, Luc Beausejour - Telemann: Six Concertos pour le Clavecin et la Traversiere (2002)

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Claire Guimond, Luc Beausejour - Telemann: Six Concertos pour le Clavecin et la Traversiere (2002)

Claire Guimond, Luc Beauséjour - Telemann: Six Concertos pour le Clavecin et la Traversière (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 368 Mb | Total time: 71:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Early Music | # EMCCD-7755 | Recorded: 2002

It's not clear why Telemann called these works "concertos" when they are really sonatas for transverse flute and harpsichord, with no tutti instrumental group involved. Annotator Jean-Claude Thériault works up an argument that it was due to the "concerted" nature of the music, with the flute and harpsichord playing generally equal roles instead of assigning ritornello-like music to the keyboard. It's hard to say whether he's right, but it's precisely the departure from the Baroque trio sonata and concerto models that makes this music so interesting. It is strikingly modern for the late 1710s, when the first edition of the music was published.

Ludger Remy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Messias; Concerti (2003)

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Ludger Remy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Messias; Concerti (2003)

Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: Der Messias; Concerti (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 57:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SPO | # 999 847-2 | Recorded: 2001, 2002

Georg Philipp Telemann based his compositions on several texts by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock. Most well-known (at least theoretically) are his settings of parts of the first and the tenth song of the Messiah, which were created in the 1750s and were presented in 1759 in the Hamburg Drillhaus a larger public. Telemann was thus the first to validly transform parts of this famous epic into a musical form. It is quite likely that Telemann and Klopstock met in person, especially since Telemann showed great interest in the latest literary trends up to the very last age. For Telemann, it would have been a challenge to try a poetry written in strict hexameters, which was so completely different from the usual cantata texts. So there are no recitatives and arias, but only a great through-composed form. This is absolutely unique for this time, and once again you are amazed at the genius of the late Telemann! Veronika Winter, Marion Eckstein, Jan Kobow and Klaus Mertens are our soloists, the Telemannische Collegium Michaelstein plays under the direction of Ludger Rémy.

Nicholas McGegan, Pal Nemeth, Capella Savaria - Handel: Terpsicore, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)

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Nicholas McGegan, Pal Nemeth, Capella Savaria - Handel: Terpsicore, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)

Nicholas McGegan, Pál Németh, Capella Savaria - Handel: Terpsicore, Alcina (orchestral parts), Ariodante (ballet music) (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 61:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD31193 | Recorded: 1993

Terpsicore (HWV)(8b) is a prologue in the form of an opéra-ballet by George Frideric Handel. Handel composed it in 1734 for a revision of his opera Il pastor fido which had first been presented in 1712. The revision of Il pastor fido with Terpsicore as the prologue was first performed on 9 November 1734 at Covent Garden theatre in London, opening Handel's first season in that newly built theatre. Terpsicore mixes dance along with solo and choral singing and was patterned after models in French operas, a particular source being Les festes grecques et romaines by Louis Fuzelier and Colin de Blamont, first presented in Paris in 1723. The work featured the celebrated French dancer Marie Sallé as well as stars of Handel's Italian operas and was a success with audiences of the day.

Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

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Yehudi Menuhin, George Enescu, Paris Symphony Orchestra - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)

Yehudi Menuhin, Paris Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu, Pierre Monteux - Bach: Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2, Concerto for 2 Violins (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 126 Mb | Total time: 54:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.110965 | Recorded: 1932-1936

Naxos has done music lovers yet another good turn by releasing these recordings (1932-36), vividly remasterd from 78s. Menuhin was in his later teens when he made them. The concertos in A minor and E are conducted by his teacher Enescu, who is the other soloist in the D minor Double concerto, which Monteux conducts. The performances are compelling, and the slow movements of the solo concertos are imprinted with that beauty of tone and phrase that makes the young Menuhin a permanent wonder. But the Double Concerto is the treasure. The soloists are indistinguishably linked yet each a consummate individual. Playing more heart-easing than in the distraught largo could not be imagined.
(Paul Driver)

Anthonello - Handel: 6 Complete Recorder Sonatas (2002)

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Anthonello - Handel: 6 Complete Recorder Sonatas (2002)

Anthonello - Handel: 6 Complete Recorder Sonatas (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:36 | 344 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Live Notes | Catalog: WWCC-7410

The early music ensemble Anthonello is named after the 14th century composer Anthonello da Caserta, and was founded with the view to performing early music in the spirit of the period. Each of the members is a soloist in her or his own right, and also has wide experience of performing with leading musicians in various parts of the world. Since its inception in 1994, the ensemble has gained a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its playing and for its interpretative flair.

Ryland Angel, Les Folies Françoises - Totus Amore: Alessandro Scarlatti, Corelli, Bassani, Stradella (2006)

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Ryland Angel, Les Folies Françoises - Totus Amore: Alessandro Scarlatti, Corelli, Bassani, Stradella (2006)

Ryland Angel, Les Folies Françoises - Totus Amore: Alessandro Scarlatti, Corelli, Bassani, Stradella (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 65:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deux-Elles | # DXL1054 | Recorded: 2005

…Fine motets by Stradella and Bassani make this disc worth investigation. …violinist Patrick Cohën-Akenine with his excellent bad Les Folies Françoises play with resonant warmth, particularly in two dynamically charged Corelli sonatas.
(Gramophone Magazine)