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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Floridante (2007)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Floridante (2007)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Floridante (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 857 Mb | Total time: 58.28+50.21+54.53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 477 6566 | Recorded: 2006

Handel wrote Floridante in 1722 for a London audience infatuated with Italian opera. The plot, like that of so many Baroque operas, was taken from ancient history and concerns romantic liaisons thrown into turmoil by political rivalries, in this case between Persia and Tyre. Handel wrote over 50 Italian operas, and it's remarkable that he was consistently able to summon such a high level of inventiveness and inspiration when faced repeatedly with librettos that must have come to look depressingly alike in the conventions of their labyrinthine plots.

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: Attila (2019) [BDRip]

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Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: Attila (2019) [BDRip]

Michele Mariotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Verdi: Attila (2019) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 116 min | 5,58 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Korean, Japanese

Verdi's opera Attila takes as its starting point Attila’s plans to storm Rome with his army of Huns and the Romans’ attempts to prevent him. As with Nabucco and I Lombardi, Verdi spiced up the action with a number of patriotic choruses, guaranteeing that – against the background of the Italian movement for unification – the opera was a great success. 'Michele Mariotti owes much to the fact that this evening became a celebration of voices' (Opern-Kritik). Ildebrando D´Arcangelo is 'perfect for the serious Verdi roles', Fabio Sartori has a voice of immense brilliance' (Opern-Kritik), 'Simone Piazzola was an impressive Ezio' (theoperacritic.com) and 'the real warrior of this Attila is the soprano Maria Jose' Siri … with her voice, touching each primordial sentiment in every note of the opera, she commanded ‘Attention’ from everybody' (La Repubblica).

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Rodelinda (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,98 Gb | Total time: 66:10+59:01+67:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 477 5391 | Recorded: 2004

Alan Curtis has done more than most to prove that many of Handel's 42 operas are first-rate music dramas – his Admeto, from 1977, was one of the first complete recordings of a Handel opera to feature period instruments and all voices at correct pitch without transpositions – but it is surprising to note that this is his first recording of an undisputed popular masterpiece. Rodelinda, first performed in February 1725, is a stunning work dominated by a title-heroine who remains devoted to her supposedly dead husband Bertarido and scorns the advances of his usurper Grimoaldo.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Donizetti: Don Pasquale (2007/1994)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.83 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | TDK | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

As a more consistently light-hearted version, with delightful La Scala sets and colourful costumes, the 1994 TDK Don Pasquale will also be hard to beat. Visually it is a joy, and with three outstanding principals the performance sparkles from start to finish. By not seeming too old, Ferruccio Furlanetto’s portrayal of Don Pasquale is the more convincing, but he has no chance against Nuccia Focille’s minx of a Norina and one certainly feels sorry for him at his discomfiture. Gregory Kunde is an appropriately ardent Ernesto; his voice isn’t creamy but the sings passionately and has good comic timing, and Lucio Gallo enters into the spirit of the story as a wily Dottore Malatesta.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Pietro Andrea Ziani: Assalonne punito (2000)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Pietro Andrea Ziani: Assalonne punito (2000)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Pietro Andrea Ziani: Assalonne punito (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 61:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | # STR 33548 | Recorded: 1998

Major share in the pleasure Ziani's oratorio gives, the excellent singer, especially Furio Zanasi, who is David draws sensitively with his velvety soft baritone, and Giampaolo Bassoonto as an agile narrator. At Alan Curtis' sensitive line, they're reaching an er- count density and representational presence, which to breathless listening.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Radamisto (2005)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Radamisto (2005)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Radamisto (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 829 Mb | Total time: 61:01+65:25+50:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 5 45673 2 | Recorded: 2003

Joyce Di Donato and Maite Beaumont are outstanding as the devoted couple tormented by Tiridate’s abuse of power. Their flexible and agile voices are ideally displayed in the opening scenes of Act 2 – Beaumont’s sublime ‘Quando mai’ followed by Di Donato’s powerful ‘Ombra cara’. Patrizia Ciofi is suited to the moods of the Tiridate’s long-suffering wife. Dominique Labelle is the most rounded and ideally equipped Handel soprano in the cast: the music effortlessly trips off her tongue in ‘Mirerò quel vago volto’…

Andrea Bocelli - The Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere (2007)

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Andrea Bocelli - The Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere (2007)

Andrea Bocelli - The Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 420 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 84 Mb | 01:08:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Pop, Vocal | Sugar S.r.l. / Universal Music #0602517466807

The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere is the first greatest hits album released by Italian pop tenor Andrea Bocelli. It includes five new studio recordings and was internationally released by Sugar on 22 October 2007. Included are duets with Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, Giorgia and Laura Pausini.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Admeto (1998)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Admeto (1998)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Admeto (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,99 Gb | Total time: 76:48+79:16+60:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | 5 61369 2 | Recorded: 1977

A warm welcome back for this 1977 recording of Handel’s most successful opera, which ran, in 1727, for an unprecedented 19 performances. Curtis and his team were visionary 20 years ago. Recitative is lively, declaimed rather than fully sung; vocal decorations sound spontaneous, period instruments are played with zest and polish – barely a sour note from the handful of strings; colours include a trio of oboes and bassoon and, accompanying Bowman in fine voice, a pair of horns for what Dr Burney described as ‘one of the best and most agreeable hunting songs that was ever composed’.

Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)

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Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)

Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon, Giovanni Furlanetto, Elzbieta Szmytka, Ludovic Tézier - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 190 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

The Marriage of Figaro, as this elegant 1994 production brilliantly reminds us, was a French bedroom comedy before it became a Mozart opera. It is a classic of French literature, and it is still enjoyable as a spoken play after more than two centuries of existence. Its literary quality gives this production a special flavor. The music–some of Mozart's finest–is beautifully presented by a carefully chosen international cast (including Giovanni Furlanetto, Elzbieta Szymtka, Janice Watson, and Ludovic Tezier), but what sets this production apart is its theatrical flavor, cultivated by a director who is an expert on classic French theater. The standards of spoken theater are upheld in timing, body language, the inflection of punch lines. These qualities are more important here than in most operas; style is both crucial and elusive. Fortunately, the Opera de Lyon, one of most imaginative companies in Europe, shows an impressive sense of style. (Joe McLellan)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Rodrigo (1999)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Rodrigo (1999)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Rodrigo (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 787 Mb | Total time: 79:15+75:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas ‎| 5 45897 2 | Recorded: 1997

Until recently, so much of this first opera that Handel wrote for Italy was lost that it was unviable to stage it. The rediscovery of the missing material, a triumph of scholarly detective work, reveals the confident high spirits which characterise so much of Handel’s music during his Italian visit. It lacks the instrumental colours of his more lavish London productions, with many arias supported by continuo alone. All are here, complete (even six which Handel himself discarded), but many are brief and, under Curtis’s lively direction, the dramatic tension builds up splendidly.

Brad Cohen, Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra - Carafa: I due Figaro (2009)

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Brad Cohen, Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra - Carafa: I due Figaro (2009)

Brad Cohen, Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra - Carafa: I due Figaro (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.64 Gb (DVD9) | 160 min
Classical | Bongiovanni | Sub: Italiano, English

Michele Carafa was a friend of Rossini’s and worked with the composer on several occasions. I Due Figaro is a sequel to The Marriage of Figaro. Fifteen years on, the now adult Cherubino returns to the palace in disguise as Figaro II to be near the Count’s daughter. And Cherubino/Figaro II will triumph over adversity and send the original Figaro packing.

VA - Verdi: Essentials (2018)

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VA - Verdi: Essentials (2018)

VA - Verdi: Essentials (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 450 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 249 Mb | 01:48:49
Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him. By his 30s, he had become one of the pre-eminent opera composers in history.

Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) OST

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Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) OST

Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in The West (1969)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 175 MB | Artwork @ 600dpi: 17 MB | TT: 38:08 | 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical ! Style: Soundtrack ! Label: RCA/ BMG Ariola! Release date: 1988 ! Catalogue No: ND70016

Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose credits include the "spaghetti" Westerns that made Clint Eastwood a star, has died in Rome aged 91.

According to Italian news agency Ansa, he died in hospital having fractured his femur in a fall some days ago.

The prolific composer also wrote music for Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables and Cinema Paradiso.

Having received an honorary Oscar in 2007, he went on to win one in 2016 for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.

Morricone, who was simply known as "Maestro" in his home town of Rome, scored more than 500 films over seven decades.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Arminio (2001)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Arminio (2001)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Handel: Arminio (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 717 Mb | Total time: 75:23+71:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas ‎| 5 45461 2 | Recorded: 2000

One of Handel’s rarer operas, Arminio, set at the time of the Roman Empire, was first performed in 1737. “On the evidence of this very fine recording,” said Gramophone when this performance first appeared, “it can stand among the best of the Handel operas, full of beautiful and imaginative things.” Conducting a cast led by the virtuosic Vivica Genaux in the title role – composed for the castrato Domenico Annibali – is the renowned Handel specialist Alan Curtis.

Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1969) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

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Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1969) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1969/2005)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 349 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Score, Soundtrack | Label: GDM Music | # GDM 2062 | Time: 01:05:00

Arguably a milestone for both director Sergio Leone and his musical cohort Ennio Morricone. After deconstructing the classic American western by way of The Good, the Bad & the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars, Leone distilled his intentions with 1968's Once Upon a Time in the West. For his part, Morricone framed Leone's meditative camerawork and mythic narrative with a mix of hauntingly spacious pieces and reconfigured snatches of old-timey tunes. Just within the stretch of the first four pieces here, Morricone evokes the endless expanse of the West with a Copland-esque aria (the main title theme), weaves some twisted grit into the showdown theme with loads of guitar fuzz ("As a Judgment"), ingeniously combines whistling and a clippity-clop rhythm for a respite piece ("Farewell to Cheyenne"), and conjures the surreal end of the cowboy mythos via a wonderfully disjointed serial-style number ("The Transgression"). And whether sounding upbeat or stark, Morricone informs it all with the dry and windswept vacancy of the West. Beautiful and stunning.