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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Giuseppe Taddei - Verdi: Falstaff (2008)

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Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Giuseppe Taddei - Verdi: Falstaff (2008)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Giuseppe Taddei - Verdi: Falstaff (2008)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 135 min | 7,59 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais | Recorded: 1982

The renowned orchestra conductor Herbert von Karajan, who headed up the world famous Berlin Philharmonic between 1956 and 1989, is filmed conducting a 1982 performance of Verdi's wonderful FALSTAFF. Filmed at Salzburg's Salzburger Osterfestspiele, the performance features strong performances from stars Giuseppe Taddei, Janet Perry, and Christa Ludwig.

VA - Radio Italia Summer Hits 2019 (2019)

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VA - Radio Italia Summer Hits 2019 (2019)

VA - Radio Italia Summer Hits 2019 (2019)
MP3 320 kbps | 02:01:31 | 284 Mb
Genre: Italo Disco, Pop / Label: Solo Musica Italiana

Summer Hits collection with many interesting tracks! A positive piece of musical action directed to festive and fun events! Solid on the tracks and musical direction in this release. With the support of performers The Kolors, Giorgia, Boomdabash, Clementino, Marco Mengoni, Francesco Renga, Levante, Chiara Galiazzo the contrast of this selection is filled. Sounding diverse dance music, there is a pre-holiday move to fun celebrations!

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

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Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 661 Mb | Total time: 140:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 475 7514 | Recorded: 1970

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera The Elixir of Love receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant.

Scott Speck, Chicago Philharmoic, Jory Vinikour - 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos (2019)

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Scott Speck, Chicago Philharmoic, Jory Vinikour - 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos (2019)

Scott Speck, Chicago Philharmoic, Jory Vinikour - 20th Century Harpsichord Concertos (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 470 MB | Cover | 01:15:38 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 173 MB
Classical | Label: Cedille

Acclaimed, multiple Grammy-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour partners with renowned conductor Scott Speck and the award-winning Chicago Philharmonic for an exciting program of modern harpsichord concertos. Featuring the premiere recording of American composer Ned Rorem’s neoclassical 1946 Concertino da Camera, the album also includes English composer Walter Leigh’s charming, brief Concertino for Harpsichord and Strings, Czech composer Viktor Kalabis’s substantial, tour de force Harpsichord Concerto, and contemporary composer Michael Nyman’s wild Concerto for Amplified Harpsichord and Strings — a real sonic blockbuster.

Handel, Vivaldi: Seconda Donna - Julia Bohme, La Folia Barockorchester, Robin Peter Muller - 2019

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Handel, Vivaldi: Seconda Donna - Julia Bohme, La Folia Barockorchester, Robin Peter Muller - 2019

Handel, Vivaldi: Seconda Donna - Julia Bohme, La Folia Barockorchester, Robin Peter Muller - 2019
WEB FLAC (tracks, cover, log) | 00:50:53 | 280.20 MB
Classical | Accent / ACC24356

Julia Böhme is described on the cover as a "female alto". Fair enough I suppose; such is the current dominance of the falsettist (in baroque music anyway) that altos are assumed to be male, while lowish females always call themselves "mezzo-sopranos". The word "contralto" is almost forgotten. And indeed Böhme's sound is reminiscent of falsetto - clear and rather hollow – but she is far more powerful and flexible than male altos, and can sing right down to a good loud g without any baritonal embarrassments. No wobble, and a pleasantly unaffected delivery. So far I have only noticed her as a principal alto in Václav Luks' Collegium 1704 – you can see her (a tall lady) in their DVD of Biber's Missa Salisburgensis, where she makes a striking contribution…

Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Handel, Arne, Lampe: Arias (1993)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Handel, Arne, Lampe: Arias (1993)

Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music - Handel, Arne, Lampe: Arias (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 71:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 436 132-2 | Recorded: 1991

This disc casts her in music composed, for the most part, for one of the most celebrated English singers of that era, Cecilia Young, one of several talented singing sisters and for a time the wife of Thomas Arne—famed in her day for the "sweetness and simplicity" (Dibdin's words) of her singing and her character. The impersonation seems a convincing one, to judge by the result here, which is uniformly delightful.

Catherine Bott, Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: The Rival Queens - Opera Arias and Duets (1997)

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Catherine Bott, Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: The Rival Queens - Opera Arias and Duets (1997)

Catherine Bott, Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: The Rival Queens - Opera Arias and Duets (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 76:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66950 | Recorded: 1997

The title is irresistible, and the compilation is clever. This disc includes duets and arias from the five operas - Alessandro, Admeto, RiccardoPrimo, Siroe and Tolomeo - that Handel wrote for the last three seasons of his opera company, the Royal Academy of Music, from 1726 until 1729. It was a time when those real-life rival queens (they were known by that label), the sopranos Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni, trod the boards in the King's Theatre, Haymarket. It is by no means all jealous fury either. As one would expect of a composer of such subtle insight into character, there are other carefully nuanced emotions in this music.

Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures Vol.2 (2000)

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Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures Vol.2 (2000)

Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures Vol.2 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 70:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66860 | Recorded: 1999

Yes indeed, the Divine Miss Em has still got it. It was the late 1970s when Emma Kirkby first became the leading diva of the early-music revival. More than 20 years on, as this disc of mostly lesser-known Handel treats demonstrates–a follow-up to volume I–Kirkby remains a spectacular Handel singer. The pure tone, control over vibrato, astonishing agility, and immaculate delivery that made her world famous are all still in place; if anything, two decades of experience have made her even more brave and imaginative in the way she embellishes a da capo aria. It must be said that Kirkby also retains a somewhat restricted palette of vocal color. As Ted Perry of Hyperion Records has put it, "She sounds like a nice person, and she is."

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Vivaldi: Orlando furioso (2018) [BDRip]

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Vivaldi: Orlando furioso (2018) [BDRip]

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Vivaldi: Orlando furioso (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 7,75 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Dynamic | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso was chosen to open the 43rd Festival della Valle d’Itria. This baroque opera is a true feast for the senses, with peaks of sheer poetry and a sense of wonder. Director Fabio Ceresa was clearly inspired by the works of Gustav Klimt, both for the setting and the costumes. Conductor and Continuo Diego Fasolis leads the excellent Barocchisti ensemble with an elegant touch, and an unfailing ability to fully convey the music’s nuanced coloratura.

Eros Ramazzotti - Nuovi Eroi (1986) [Re-Up]

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Eros Ramazzotti - Nuovi Eroi (1986) [Re-Up]

Eros Ramazzotti - Nuovi Eroi (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 362 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Pop/Rock | Label: DDD/BMG | # 257 745 | Time: 00:55:13

Nuovi eroi (New Heroes) is the second album by Italian pop/rock singer Eros Ramazzotti, produced by Piero Cassano and released in 1986 on the BMG label. Lead single "Adesso tu" won the 1986 San Remo Music Festival, and topped the singles charts in Italy, Switzerland and Austria. The version included on the album is 1:05 longer than the single version, with additional instrumental passages. Nuovi eroi went on to reach #1 in the same three countries. It is the first of eleven consecutive full-length studio albums by Ramazzotti, up to and including 2009's Ali e radici, to top the Italian Albums chart. The CD issue of the album contains four additional tracks taken from Ramazzotti's debut album Cuori agitati.

Sezione Frenante - Nuove Dimensioni (2019)

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Sezione Frenante - Nuove Dimensioni (2019)

Sezione Frenante - Nuove Dimensioni (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 335 MB | Covers - 578 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MaRaCash Records (MRC080)

Many of the members from the Rock Progressive Italiano band Sezione Frenante played in the band known as Nuove Dimensioni which was founded in 1974 and disbanded in 1978. The new incarnation formed in 2006, and under the name of Sezione Frenante, have released 2 albums; their debut album in 2014, which consists of both old and new compositions, and in May of 2019, they have released their 2nd album named after their old band name Nuove Dimensioni.
Nuove Dimensioni (a.k.a. New Dimensions) is an intriguing progressive work, with colourful arrangements, that thematically investigates the origins of the universe, the depths of space, the nature of time and the fate of black holes.

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Rossini: Semiramide (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 778 Mb | Total time: 52:30+42:11+73:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 0289 475 7918 2 | Recorded: 1966

This 1966 recording, billed as the first complete Semiramide on disc, with Joan Sutherland singing Semiramide and Marilyn Horne singing the trouser role Arsace, has long been considered the standard by which all other Semiramide's are measured. Although subsequently there have been more complete recordings, this remains among the best recorded performance and is a recommendation for every opera collection.

Muhai Tang, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2014) [BDRip]

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Muhai Tang, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2014) [BDRip]

Muhai Tang, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zürich Opera, Cecilia Bartoli - Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2014) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 9,97 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: French, English, German, Korean

Cecilia Bartoli stars in this ebullient Zurich Opera House production of Rossini’s first French-language comedy opera described by the international press as “pure, unadulterated fun”. A BD from Zurich of the acclaimed production by masters of bel canto comedy, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. Bartoli reminds us of her comic gifts and her naturalness as a stage actor — as well as her total sympathy with the music of Rossini. Muhai Tang conducts the historical performance ensemble La Scintilla, and the cast includes the acclaimed young Mexican tenor Javier Camarena in the title role.

Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures Vol.1 (1996)

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Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures Vol.1 (1996)

Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman, The Brandenburg Consort - Handel: Opera Arias and Overtures Vol.1 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 75:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66860 | Recorded: 1995

The greater part of Handel's working life as a composer was devoted to writing and performing operas. In many ways this was the genre to which he owed his international renown: performances during his period of study in Venice won him an audience far greater than could be expected in London. Italian opera reached England around 1710, and the staging of Rinaldo in 1711 confirmed Italian as the language of the future for such ventures. This exciting recording from Emma Kirkby presents nine arias, from nine of the most enduring of Handel's Italian operas, alongside four overtures.

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - The Manticore Studio Albums 1973 - 1977 (2018)

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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - The Manticore Studio Albums 1973 - 1977 (2018)

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - The Manticore Studio Albums 1973 - 1977 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 964 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 367 Mb | Scans - 877 Mb | 02:40:29
Progressive Rock | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a 4CD clamshell boxed set by PFM, “The Manticore Studio Albums 1973 – 1977”. Featuring the albums “Photos Of Ghosts”, “The World Became The World”, “Chocolate Kings” & “Jet Lag”.