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Thierry Escaich - Baroque Song (2017)

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Thierry Escaich - Baroque Song (2017)

Thierry Escaich - Baroque Song (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 360 MB
Label: Sony – 88985430192 | Tracks: 13 | Time: 72:24 min
Classical, Baroque

Author of more than 120 works, Thierry Escaich is one of the leading figures in contemporary musical creation. His works, in the repertoire of such prestigious orchestras as the Orchestre de Paris, New York Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, are defended by personalities such as Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Lisa Batiashvili, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, and Olivier Latry.

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)

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VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 508 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 102:05 min

Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance music era, and was followed in turn by the Classical era. Baroque music forms a major portion of the "classical music" canon, and is now widely studied, performed, and listened to.

Glen Wilson - Johann Jacob Froberger: 23 Suites for Harpsichord, Tombeau & Lamentation (2016)

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Glen Wilson - Johann Jacob Froberger: 23 Suites for Harpsichord, Tombeau & Lamentation (2016)

Glen Wilson - Johann Jacob Froberger: 23 Suites for Harpsichord, Tombeau & Lamentation (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:21 | 799 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573493-94

Froberger was one of the most humane composers of the 17th century, and it would be a cold player indeed who did not respond to the searching expressiveness not only of his allemande-form meditations and lamentations, but of many other movements as well. Wilson does not fail them. A pupil of Leonhardt (himself a great Froberger player), he seeks a similar ‘delicate balance of freedom and rigour’, resulting in deeply considered interpretations, never hurried or frivolous, but with each note given proper placing and weight.

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)

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VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Baroque: The Essentials (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:42:19 | 236 Mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance music era, and was followed in turn by the Classical era. Baroque music forms a major portion of the "classical music" canon, and is now widely studied, performed, and listened to. Key composers of the Baroque era include Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Claudio Monteverdi, Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti, Henry Purcell, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Albinoni, François Couperin, Giuseppe Tartini, Heinrich Schütz, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Johann Pachelbel.

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Folias & Canarios (1994) {Astrée E 8516}

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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Folias & Canarios (1994) {Astrée E 8516}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Folias & Canarios (1994) {Astrée E 8516}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 247 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Auvidis / Astrée | E 8516
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque

Savall and Hesperion XXI often return to the same material, almost obsessively; yet this repertory - the interface of early Iberian art music and the traditional - sustains endless re-visiting and re-interpretation; there can never be one definitive interpretation of this endlessly rewarding music, as Renaissance and Baroque composers knew - producing as they did endless variations on traditional themes which had woven their way from the popular sphere to the realm of 'art' music. Some of these bass melodies are presented here - the 'Follia' and 'Canaries' -and it is wonderful that Savall has the artistic freedom to perform versions of these again and again on his own label, Alia Vox.

Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)

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Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)

Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Bach: Trauerode BWV 198 & Cantate BWV 78 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 57:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901270 | Recorded: 1987

Recorded in 1987, this disc by Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe and the choral-instrumental ensemble La Chapelle Royale came in advance of most of the historical-performance recordings that have delved deeply into Bach's cantatas and their world. It was, in fact, the first digital recording of the Trauerode, BWV 198. Despite some competition, this remains an exemplary Bach performance, and it was a superb candidate for reissue in Harmonia Mundi's HM Gold greatest-hits series.

Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 170, 54, 35 (2000)

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Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 170, 54, 35 (2000)

Andreas Scholl, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Bach: Cantates pour alto BWV 170, 54, 35 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 59:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901644 | Recorded: 1999

According to German theological tradition, which Bach knew very well, the alto voice was the very symbol of the Holy Ghost. Bach's three solo cantatas for alto demand enormous vocal virtuosity. Their extraordinary musical variety embraces sublime consolatory lullabies, a faithful echo of an organ concerto and the dramatic qualities of an oratorio. Andreas Scholl is the featured soloist in this reissue, backed by Philippe Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent.

Diego Fasolis, Concerto Koln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2014)

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Diego Fasolis, Concerto Koln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2014)

Diego Fasolis, Concerto Köln - Leonardo Vinci: Artaserse (2014)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 201 min | 4,94+7,49 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Erato | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch | Recorded: 2012

“This magnificent production is a complete and blissful success. Don’t miss it.” Those were the words of the French website Classique News when Leonardo Vinci’s rediscovered Artaserse was staged by Silviu Purcãrete at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy. Complementing the CD version of the opera released in Autumn 2012, this DVD features no fewer than five of the world’s leading countertenors – assuming both male and female roles: Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus and Yuriy Mynenko.

Antonio Florio, I Turchini - Leonardo Vinci: La Partenope (2012)

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Antonio Florio, I Turchini -  Leonardo Vinci: La Partenope (2012)

Antonio Florio, I Turchini - Leonardo Vinci: La Partenope (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 168 min | 3,57+6,60 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Korean | Recorded: 2011

La Partenope is a rich and colourful production, superbly performed here by I Turchini Orchestra and conductor Antonio Florio, world-renowned specialists of Baroque repertoire. In this version comic intermezzi have been added, as was customary in the eighteenth century.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Ercole su'l Termodonte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 136 min | 6.67 GB (DVD9)
Classics | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Ercole su’l Termodonte was Vivaldi’s 16th opera, appearing in 1723 in Rome. There was a Papal ban on women appearing on stage at the time and so the opera was sung by seven castrati and a male tenor, the latter singing the title role, Hercules. Portraying either the Amazons of myth or Greek warriors, the castrati must have been quite a scene and made quite a sound. Conducted by a Catholic priest–Vivaldi himself–with red hair, the entire proposition boggles the mind.

Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

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Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 ABC Classics | ABC4765255
Classical / Vocal Music / Choral / Baroque

Widely considered as one of the leading exponents in early music, Emma Kirkby is renowned for her purity of production, clarity of diction and extraordinary degree of vocal control. From this release it is obvious that Emma Kirkby's artistic vigour and sense of discovery are undiminished. Alongside her incomparable performances of well-loved works such as Bach's cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, she uses the esteem in which she is held by musicians and audiences alike to champion long-forgotten repertory such as William Hayes's The Passions. Emma is accompanied by Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Antony Walker.

The Academy Chamber Ensemble - Handel: The Complete Chamber Music (2002)

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The Academy Chamber Ensemble - Handel: The Complete Chamber Music  (2002)

The Academy Chamber Ensemble - Handel: The Complete Chamber Music (2002)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:11:46 | 1.02 GB
Classical | Label: Philips

Skip Sempe - Scarlatti: Duende & Pandora's Box (2007)

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Skip Sempe - Scarlatti: Duende & Pandora's Box (2007)

Skip Sempe - Scarlatti: Duende & Pandora's Box (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:16:36 | 940 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Paradizo | Catalog: PA0003

This collection of 17 Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas isn't systematically compiled, but includes the favorites of harpsichordist and scholar Skip Sempé, and it's a diverse and attractive selection. Citing the strong Spanish influences on Scarlatti's writing, Sempé describes "Duende" as a Spanish term that refers to the mysterious power of an event or activity to move a person into a state of sensory overload, or even transcendence.

Ketil Haugsand - G.B. Antoine & Jean Baptiste Forqueray: Pieces de Viole mises en Pieces de Clavecin (2011)

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Ketil Haugsand - G.B. Antoine & Jean Baptiste Forqueray: Pieces de Viole mises en Pieces de Clavecin (2011)

Ketil Haugsand - G.B. Antoine & Jean Baptiste Forqueray: Pieces de Viole mises en Pieces de Clavecin (2011)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:08:36 | 874 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax Classics | Catalog: PSC 1317

This double-disc set might seem to be an item for Baroque specialists only, but general listeners should sample it as well; it's quite lovely, and its history has a labor-of-love aspect that comes through in the playing by Norwegian harpsichordist Ketil Haugsand, a specialist in the music of Jean-Baptiste Forqueray. He built the harpsichord himself and finally managed to record these pieces after several false starts.

Enrico Gatti, Ensemble Aurora - Alessandro Stradella: La Susanna (2004)

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Enrico Gatti, Ensemble Aurora - Alessandro Stradella: La Susanna (2004)

Enrico Gatti, Ensemble Aurora - Alessandro Stradella: La Susanna (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 518 Mb | Total time: 52:09+47:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921201 | Recorded: 2003

A few years after the assassination of Stradella, Pierre Bourdelot and Pierre Bonnet-Bourdelot included a story of the episode in their Histoire de la Musique in 1715, and consequently the ‘legend of Stradella’ was born. According to the legend, Stradella had disappeared with the lover of a Venetian noble, who in response hired a band of assassins to pursue the lovers from city to city. In the booklet of this CD – with its recording from Enrico Gatti, his Ensemble Aurora and Emanuela Galli in the title role – are contained the latest results of Carolyn Gianturco’s investigation into the life and works of Stradella, including some completely new information. La Susanna, an erotic oratorio, was written by Stradella in 1681 on commission from Francesco II, Duke of Modena, who was very fond of the genre. A fine summary of the oratorio’s noteworthy qualities was put forth in a letter by a gentleman who had been present at rehearsals of its first performance. He wrote that he was ‘estatic about the sinfonias, about the variety of the arias, about the exquisiteness of the recitative and about the diversity and unexpectedness of the subjects and about the rarity of the basso continuo’.