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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2008/2000)

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Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2008/2000)

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (2008/2000)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.51 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Unter der Leitung von Roberto Rizzi Brignoli verlieh eine neue Sängergeneration Cileas berühmtester Oper im Januar 2000 frischen Glanz. Für ihr Scala-Debüt als Adriana wurde Daniela Dessi von der italienischen Presse einhellig bejubelt. Die Oper von Francesco Cilea bezieht sich auf die authentische Figur Adrienne Couvreur, die Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts als erfolgreichste französische Schauspielerin galt und durch eine Liebschaft mit dem Grafen Moritz von Sachsen zur Rivalin der Herzogin von Boullion wurde. Dieser Umstand wird auch mit ihrem plötzlichen Tod im Alter von nur 38 Jahren in Verbindung gebracht, der die Folge einer Vergiftung gewesen sein soll. Die Oper feierte ihre Uraufführung im Jahre 1902 mit Enrico Caruso.

Brian Asawa, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume III (2000)

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Brian Asawa, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume III (2000)

Brian Asawa, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume III (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 337 Mb | Total time: 64:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi ‎| 75605 51293 2 | Recorded: 1997

Alessandro Scarlatti wrote a huge number of chamber cantatas – about 600, in fact – most of which are, like the five delightful examples on this disc, for solo voice. These ones are sung by countertenor Brian Asawa with stylish support from members of the Arcadian Academy, who provide varying types of accompaniment, sometimes with continuo alone, at other times with a larger instrumental colloquium. Only one of the five cantatas here, Clori vezzosa, e bella, is written for voice and basso continuo throughout, the others calling for two violins and, on occasion, viola. The first work in the programme is the most elaborate of the group with its three-movement instrumental introduction and four each of alternating recitatives and arias.

Al Bano & Romina Power - Raccogli l'attimo (2020)

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Al Bano & Romina Power - Raccogli l'attimo (2020)

Al Bano & Romina Power - Raccogli l'attimo (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 MB | Tracks: 10 | 36:32 min
Style: Pop | Label: Legacy Recordings

Dopo 25 anni dall’ultima registrazione in duetto, hanno presentato al teatro Ariston di Sanremo sul palco del 70° Festival della canzone italiana il loro nuovo singolo intitolato “Raccogli l’attimo”. L'ultima registrazione in duetto della coppia musicale più famosa e amata in tutto il mondo, risale proprio a 25 anni fa.

Sir John Barbirolli - Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection (2020)

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Sir John Barbirolli - Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection (2020)

Sir John Barbirolli - Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection (2020)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) | Cover | 05:54:35 | 1.34 GB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Wer den großen britischen Dirigenten John Barbirolli nur aus seinen späteren, bisweilen knorrigen Aufnahmen - vor allem mit seinem Hallè-Orchester - kennt, wird überrascht sein von diesen, erstmals komplett auf 6 CDs vorgelegten Einspielungen des Enddreißigers mit dem New York Philharmonic, das er fünf Jahre (1936-41) als Nachfolger von Arturo Toscanini leitete. Zeigen sie doch durchweg einen muskulären, dabei überaus flexiblen Stil, der weniger auf minutiöse Genauigkeit, sondern eher auf poetisches Glühen abzielte, aber dabei Klangfarbenzauber und dynamische Expressivität keineswegs vernachlässigte.

Marilyn Horne, Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Handel: Airs d'Opera / Operatic Arias (1983)

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Marilyn Horne, Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Handel: Airs d'Opera / Operatic Arias (1983)

Marilyn Horne, Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti - Handel: Airs d'Opera / Operatic Arias (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 203 Mb | Total time: 43:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | ECD 88034 | Recorded: 1982

"Arias for mezzo soprano", it says, and authentically minded readers may already have noted that most of them would be sung by a countertenor these days, being originally for castrati. A little while ago I reviewed a record, "Arias for Farinelli", by Vivica Genaux, which came with a fascinating essay by René Jacobs in which he argued that the nearest we can get these days to the sound of the castrati is not the countertenor, which he rudely says should really be called a "falsettist", but the mezzo soprano, who is able to reproduce the strong, warm chest tones in her lower range which contemporary commentators tell us were at the base of the castrato voice production, the voice becoming sweeter and softer as it goes into the higher range.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Antonio Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Antonio Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.05 Gb | Total time: 75:33+62:15+39:08 (bonus) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | AMB 9986 | Recorded: 2005

Now unfairly stigmatised (due to Pushkin and the film Amadeus) as Mozart’s sinister Nemesis, Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) enjoyed the more successful career as an opera composer. His comedy Trofonio’s Cave, written to a clever libretto by Giambattista Casti, was staged at Vienna’s Burgtheater in October 1785, just a few months before Figaro debuted there, and kept its place in the repertory for 30 years. If posterity gave the palm to Mozart, his contemporaries preferred Salieri. And indeed the Italian’s attractive score to this text describing the effects of entering a magic cave upon two pairs of lovers – one quiet and earnest, the other noisy hedonists – is full of good things.

The Toronto Consort - Orlando di Lasso: Chansons and Madrigals (1996)

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The Toronto Consort - Orlando di Lasso: Chansons and Madrigals (1996)

The Toronto Consort - Orlando di Lasso: Chansons and Madrigals (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 249 Mb | Total time: 58:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian Discovery | DIS-80149 | Recorded: 1994

For more than 25 years, the Toronto Consort has been researching and presenting innovative performances of early music. The seven-member ensemble specializes in music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and often combines with other musicians, dancers, and occasionally actors to bring centuries-old music to life for modern audiences. This wonderful collection of pieces by the great Franco-Flemish master Orlando di Lasso primarily features solo and ensemble vocal works, all of them secular songs and madrigals whose sole subject is love. While most have a certain refinement in both music and text, the disc's final selection depicts a wild, somewhat bawdy street scene "complete with squawking roosters and quarreling lovers." One of the disc's highlights is a gorgeous duet with recorder and organ.

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

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Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]

Paolo Arrivabeni, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Rossini: Tancredi [2003]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.84 Gb (DVD9) | 180 min
Classical | Kicco Classic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais

A live performance from the Teatro Lirico “Giuseppe Verdi” of Trieste under the direction of conductor Paolo Arrivabeni. Cast features Daniella Barcellona, Charles Workman, and Daniela Pini.

The Artistry of Emma Kirkby [4CDs] (2009)

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The Artistry of Emma Kirkby [4CDs] (2009)

The Artistry of Emma Kirkby [4CDs] (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.25 Gb | Total time: 04:52:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BISCD1734/35 | Recorded: 1999-2008

With her almost supernaturally clear and agile soprano, Emma Kirkby has enchanted audiences ever since she first appeared on the Early Music scene in the 1970s. And as the art of historically informed performance has become more and more widely appreciated, so has her style of singing, to the extent that she in 2007 was included in a listing of ‘the 20 greatest sopranos ever’ made by the BBC Music Magazine. Throughout her career, Emma Kirkby has made a large number of recordings of a wide range of music. Released on the occasion of her 60th birthday, the present collection celebrates her collaboration with BIS, which has resulted in ten discs to date.

Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy, David Daniels - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume II (2002)

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Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy, David Daniels - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume II (2002)

Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy, David Daniels - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume II (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 386 Mb | Total time: 73:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 74321 935812 | Recorded: 1998

By the eighteenth century, Palermo-born Alessandro Scarlatti was the most widely performed Italian composer of vocal music having written more than sixty operas and well over a hundred cantatas. The cantata, more concentrated than opera, was considered at that time as the higher artistic form. Scarlatti was extremely prolific and many of his works including cantatas still remain unrecorded.

Christine Brandes, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume I (1997)

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Christine Brandes, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume I (1997)

Christine Brandes, Nicholas McGegan, Arcadian Academy - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantatas, Volume I (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 72:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Conifer Classics ‎| 75605 51293 2 | Recorded: 1997

These performances received Gramophone's "Recording of the Month" award for June 1997, as well as a 1998 Gramophone "Critic's Choice" award.
"…The instrumental ensemble is very fine, and Christine Brandes has a lovely, fresh soprano that sails through this music with melting ease….The sound is warm and congenial…"
–American Record Guide

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belen Amparan - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)

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Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belen Amparan - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)

Nino Sanzogno, Orchestra e Coro della RAI di Milano, Franco Corelli, Belén Amparán - Bizet: Carmen (2004/1956)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 1 ch) | 7.28 Gb (DVD9) | 143 min
Classical | Hardy | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais

Franco Corelli's charismatic Don Josè finally available on home video in this 1956 production with the great tenor in his early prime. Carmen is sung by Belén Amparan and Anselmo Colzani contributes a swaggering Escamillo.

Estevan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (1995)

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Estevan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (1995)

Estevan Velardi, Alessandro Stradella Consort - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 331 Mb | Total time: 78:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bongiovanni | GB 2197-2 | Recorded: 1995

Giuditta is based on the Biblical story of Judith, a beautiful Israelite widow who insinuates herself within the camp of the conquering Assyrian tribe and deceives their general, Holofernes, before decapitating him and carrying off his head in triumph. This is the second version of the oratorio, known as the Cambridge version after the location of the manuscript when it was turned up in modern times. Scarlatti had considered the original version, composed for Rome in 1693, to be his finest oratorio. This is no mean assessment from the composer of masterworks which have been more celebrated in our own time such as La Maddalena, for their expressive pathos and superbly grateful vocal lines.

Renata Fusco, Massimo Lonardi, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli - A. Scarlatti: Clori ninfa e amante (2014)

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Renata Fusco, Massimo Lonardi, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli - A. Scarlatti: Clori ninfa e amante (2014)

Renata Fusco, Massimo Lonardi, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli - A. Scarlatti: Clori ninfa e amante (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 184 Mb | Total time: 47:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | STR33910 | Recorded: 2011

Over 60 operas and 700 cantatas, 35 oratorios, masses and motets (to cite only his vocal music) define a musical career that lasted almost 50 years: and yet the process of discovery and appreciation of the music of Alessandro Scarlatti is far from complete.
This CD pays homage to the musical art of one the greatest Italian composers of all time. Renata Fusco sings with great charm, passion and style. Worth checking out.

V.A. - Prog Exhibition: 40 Anni Di Musica Immaginifica [7CD Box Set] (2011)

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V.A. - Prog Exhibition: 40 Anni Di Musica Immaginifica [7CD Box Set] (2011)

V.A. - Prog Exhibition: 40 Anni Di Musica Immaginifica [7CD Box Set] (2011)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 2,8 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,08 GB | Covers - 174 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Immaginifica (ARS IMM/1004)

On the 5th and 6th of November 2010, a special event took place in Rome, Italy. For the first time in the history of progressive rock music, some of the best Italian bands performed during the first edition of Prog Exhibition. A selection of international musicians was invited to guest together with these bands. PFM had flautist Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) on stage and Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso had asked singer-bassist John Wetton (ex- U.K, ex- King Crimson). Aldo Tagliapietra, Tony Pagliuca and Tolo Marton, former members of Le Orme, were joined by violinist David Cross (ex- King Crimson). Keyboardist Gianni Leone (Balletto Di Bronzo) played keyboards and David Jackson (ex- Van Der Graaf Generator) saxophone and flute with Osanna. Nuova Raccomandata Ricevuta Di Ritorno played together with flautist Thijs van Leer (Focus)…