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Francesca Lanfranco - Francesco Geminiani: Pièces de Clavecin (1743) (2012)

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Francesca Lanfranco - Francesco Geminiani: Pièces de Clavecin (1743) (2012)

Francesca Lanfranco - Francesco Geminiani: Pièces de Clavecin (1743) (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:15 | 378 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog: 8802108

During the 18th century it became common for Italian composers, whose principal instrument was not the keyboard, to produce collections of harpsichord music. It was, effectively, a chance to demonstrate versatility and bring one’s music to a wider audience, and Geminiani was one of several musicians to embrace this: hailed as one of the great violin virtuosos of his time, he also enjoyed a fruitful career as a composer, teacher and writer of music, and in 1743 published the first of his two contributions to the keyboard repertoire – Pièces de Clavecin.

Ludger Remy, Weimarer Barock-Ensemble, ensenble inCanto weimar - Georg Gebel d.J.: Johannes Passion (2003)

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Ludger Remy, Weimarer Barock-Ensemble, ensenble inCanto weimar - Georg Gebel d.J.: Johannes Passion (2003)

Ludger Rémy, Weimarer Barock-Ensemble, ensenble inCanto weimar - Georg Gebel d.J.: Johannes Passion (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 471 Mb | Total time: 41:23+61:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 894-2 | Recorded: 2002

Gebel, who isn’t mentioned in any of the current music encyclopedias, clearly proves–on evidence of this very fine Passion–that he was worthy of acclaim (confirmed by various contemporaty sources) and was capable of original ideas and possessed the creative resources to write music of sustained drama and interest. While this passion setting is nowhere near as powerfully affecting in either the spiritual or theatrical sense as those of Bach, it does offer consistently appealing and emotionally meaningful musical realizations, spread among numerous arias, choral movements, and chorales. Gebel also was quite adept at colorful scoring, exemplified in his fascinating combinations of instruments such as horns, oboe, bassoon, violins (often pizzicato), and theorbo (highlighted in a solo during one of the arias late in the work).

Members of Finnish Baroque Orchestra - Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas (2014)

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Members of Finnish Baroque Orchestra - Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas (2014)

Members of Finnish Baroque Orchestra - Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1240-2 | Time: 00:59:03

Finnish Baroque Orchestra’s second release of Christoph Graupner’s (1683–1760) music continues to reveal delightful masterpieces by the Baroquemaster, who November 2014 during his lifetime was even more well known than his colleague Johann Sebastian Bach. After the acclaimed release of Graupner’s orchestral works (ODE12202; The Finnish broadcasting company YLE Record of the Year 2013), this new album focuses on some of the chamber works by Graupner – the Trio Sonatas. Graupner was extremely productive as a composer, with a catalogue of over 2’000 works varying from orchestral works to cantatas, concertos and chamber music. He also possessed a unique personal style of writing music and often favoured certain rarer instruments in his works. Among these are the viola d’amore as well as the chalumeau, both instruments being heard also on this disc. From his contemporaries Graupner’s music stands out with its exceptional command of melody and harmony.

Martin Haselbock, Wiener Akademie - Leopold I: Sacred Works (1998)

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Martin Haselbock, Wiener Akademie - Leopold I: Sacred Works (1998)

Martin Haselböck, Wiener Akademie - Leopold I: Sacred Works (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 68:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 567-2 | Recorded: 1997

Unsere Edition mit kirchenmusikalischen Schätzen aus der Wiener Hofkapelle mit der Wiener Akademie unter der Leitung von Marin Haselböck trägt den Titel MUSiCA IMPERIALIS. Dass man diesen Titel ganz wörtlich verstehen darf, macht unsere 2. CD in dieser Reihe deutlich: Sie enthält drei große Trauerkompositionen von Kaiser Leopold l. (1640-1705). Leopold regierte von 1658 bis zu seinem Tod als umstrittener, weil unentschlossener und weniger der Politik als der Musik und der Religion zugetaner Herrscher. Die Liebe zur und Begabung für die Musik hatte er von seinem Vater, Ferdinand lll., geerbt und von seinen zahlreichen Kompositionen sind 69 erhalten, die in den letzten Jahren immer mehr Beachtung gefunden hoben, zeigen sie doch eigenes Profil und eine ganz melancholische Vorliebe für traurige Stimmungen, wie schon ein zeitgenössischer Diplomat berichtete. Insofern beansprucht unsere Auswahl durchaus Repräsentanz für sein Schaffen.

Suzie LeBlanc, La Nef, Alexander Weimann - Nobil Donna (2010)

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Suzie LeBlanc, La Nef, Alexander Weimann - Nobil Donna (2010)

Suzie LeBlanc, La Nef, Alexander Weimann - Nobil Donna (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:03 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: ATMA Classique | Catalog: ACD22605

Suzie LeBlanc joins La Nef under the direction of Alexander Weimann to recreate Renaissance Music as it was heard and presented in Rome at the Barberini’ Palace . The Barberinis surrounded themselves with illustrious thinkers, musicians, artists, and poets, and formed an extended papal family which shared artworks, silver and servants.

Ulrich Stotzel, Barock-Orchester "La Stravaganza Koln" - Telemann: Matthaus Passion 1746 (2003)

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Ulrich Stotzel, Barock-Orchester "La Stravaganza Koln" - Telemann: Matthaus Passion 1746 (2003)

Ulrich Stötzel, Barock-Orchester "La Stravaganza Köln", Collegium Vocale des Bach-Chores Siegen - Telemann: Matthäus Passion 1746 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 38:29+40:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stemra | # 99227 | Recorded: 1994

Georg Philipp Telemann's St. Matthew Passion was composed for Holy Week in 1746 and was probably performed at least ten times in the five main churches in Hamburg, as well as in other neighbouring churches.
Telemann sets the Passion story to music in the French style. As a whole, there is a French-orientation of the recitative, and Italian melodiousness of the arias, and also influences of German oratorio tradition. All the result of Telemann's uninterrupted search for a 'true' and 'genuine' church music.
In contrast to Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Telemann's version ends with the death of Jesus.

Anthony Newman - Bach: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Vol. 1 (1990)

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Anthony Newman - Bach: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Vol. 1 (1990)

Anthony Newman - Bach: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Vol. 1 (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:02:35 | 804 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: VoxBox ‎| Catalog: CDX5013

While Anthony Newman has worn many hats on the musical stage, he is best known as an organist, especially for his interpretations of the works of Bach. In recent years, he has attracted considerable attention as a fortepianist; his 1989 recording of the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto received a Recording of the Year award from Stereo Review. He has concertized widely, often performing his own works, and has recorded for many labels, with about 140 total releases by the end of the twentieth century.

Vincenzo di Betta, Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria in Campitelli - Orazio Benevoli: Missa 'In angustia pestilentiae' (2018)

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Vincenzo di Betta, Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria in Campitelli - Orazio Benevoli: Missa 'In angustia pestilentiae' (2018)

Vincenzo di Betta, Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria in Campitelli - Orazio Benevoli: Missa "In angvstia pestilentiæ" 1656 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 249 Mb | Total time: 56:21 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Tactus | # TC600201 | Recorded: 2016

Orazio Benevoli was one of the most important Roman Baroque composers. Born in Rome in 1605, as a twelve-year-old he joined the pueri cantores (choirboys) of the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, where he remained until 1623. The following year he assumed the post of maestro di cappella at Santa Maria in Trastevere; then at Santo Spirito in Saxia and later on at San Luigi dei Francesi. In 1644 he moved to Vienna to serve at the court of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Hapsburg. Upon his return to Rome he briefly served as maestro di cappella at Santa Maria Maggiore before becoming the choirmaster of the Cappella Giulia at the Vatican on November 7, 1646, where he remained for over 25 years until his death on June 17, 1672.

Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Bailar Cantando: Fiesta Mestiza en el Peru (2018)

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Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Bailar Cantando: Fiesta Mestiza en el Peru (2018)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo - Bailar Cantando: Fiesta Mestiza en el Perú (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 462 Mb | Total time: 70:03 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AVSA9927 | Recorded: 2017

The twenty pieces comprising the musical collection in the Codex Trujillo del Perú are an exceptional case in the history of the indigenous music of the New World. This collection of tonadas, cachuas, tonadillas, bayles, cachuytas and lanchas offers a glimpse of the repertory native to the traditions of the country, as indicated by the text of one of the cachuas sung “al uso de nuestra tierra” (“according to the customs of our land”) and in particular the songs and dances favoured by the popular classes who lived in the “Viceroyalty of Peru” at the end of the 18th century.

Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017) [BDRip]

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Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017) [BDRip]

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23.976 fps | 187 min | 7,13 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 Kbps
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: French, English, Italian

In 1646, France's first minister, Italian-born Cardinal Mazarin, eager to bring Italian culture to Paris, hired Luigi Rossi to write an opera for the Paris carnival. The premiére was given a magnificent staging and the performance, which lasted six hours, was a triumph. However, the expense of the performance only stoked discontent against Mazarin, which soon broke out into full-scale popular rebellion. On this video, Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion recreate the magic of that first performance, thanks to a skillful musical reconstruction and the group's vibrant, multi-colored timbre. The dramatic power of the myth of Orpheus is brilliantly conveyed in Jetske Mijnssen's production, which transposes the story into contemporary terms, to evoke the timeless experience of love and death that humanity both desires and fears.

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)

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Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.27 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Jordi Savall directs Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and the leading soloists of early opera in a beautiful period production of Monteverdi's favola in musica staged at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2002. Gilbert Deflo's stage direction reflects the sublime art and imagery found in Mantua's Palazzo Ducale, with its famous Hall of Mirrors, where the opera was first performed in 1607.

James Johnstone - J.S. Bach: Clavier-Ubung III (2016)

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James Johnstone - J.S. Bach: Clavier-Ubung III (2016)

James Johnstone - J.S. Bach: Clavier-Ubung III (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:47:26 | 525 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Metronome | Catalog: METCD1094

Clavier-Übung Part III (pub 1739) is one of the great organ collections in Bach’s musical legacy. James Johnstone’s survey of his organ works begins with a performance on an instrument of German origin exactly contemporary with the music’s publication - the 1739-41 Joachim Wagner organ of Trondheim Cathedral.

Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat (1998)

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Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat (1998)

Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir - Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 66:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 3984-23416-2 | Recorded: 1998

Bach's celebration of Easter is a mostly joyous one, opening with a three-movement sinfonia, richly orchestrated, and complete with trumpets and drums: the third movement includes the chorus inviting listeners to rejoice and hasten to the tomb of Jesus, "For our Savior has awakened." There follow recitatives and arias for Mary Magdalen, Mary, the mother of James, Peter, and John. Each character goes through grief to love and gratefulness, and Bach's endlessly inventive scoring, melodic lines, and changing orchestral textures take us on a rich, 40-minute musical journey to peace. Only a too-long soprano aria tends to wear.

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort and Players - Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat (2001)

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Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort and Players - Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat (2001)

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort and Players - Bach: Easter Oratorio, Magnificat (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 65:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | # 469 531-2 | Recorded: 2000

There's a long-standing debate over the issue of OVPP (one voice per part) in performing Bach's choral works. On this disc, it works better in some choruses than others–for example, it lacks the majesty that a choir can bring to the start of the Magnificat's Gloria. As to the individual voices, in the oratorio's two big arias, soprano Kimberly McCord sings with beguiling poise, though some may find her vibrato a touch fidgety; while Paul Agnew's moving singing of the heavenly tenor aria reflecting on Christ's grave-clothes has bags of intensity, though line and focus occasionally suffer. Neal Davies's forthright bass makes the best impression.

Peter Dijkstra, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Bach: Soli Deo Gloria [9CDs] (2016)

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Peter Dijkstra, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Bach: Soli Deo Gloria [9CDs] (2016)

Peter Dijkstra, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Bach: Soli Deo Gloria - Johannes-Passion; Matthäus-Passion; Messe in h-Moll; Weihnachtsoratorium [9CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,43 Gb | Total time: 08:32:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BR Klassik | # 900513 | Recorded: 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016

Das im Jahr 2010 begonnene Bach-Projekt mit dem Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks unter Leitung von Peter Dijkstra findet seinen Abschluss mit der Gesamtaufnahme der Messe h-moll, die im April 2016 im Herkulessaal der Münchner Residenz aufgenommen wurde. Damit umfasst es nun die vier Gipfelwerke Bachs – die drei »protestantischen Oratorien« sowie die »große katholische Messe« – in einer herausragenden künstlerischen Qualität, mit renommierten Vokalsolisten und begleitet von hochkarätigen Ensembles der historischen Aufführungspraxis: drei Werke entstanden in Zusammenarbeit mit Concerto Köln, ein weiteres mit der Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.